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Hilarious photo mashups
July 29th, 2015

These are absolutely incredible.  What’s great is how they don’t pretend to be photoshopped or overly processed –…

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Celebrity Family Tree
July 29th, 2015

Check out my Fraction Mash family tree of celebrity mashups using pictures I found online. I mashed the pictures together…

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Virtual Objects and Analyzing Data
July 29th, 2015

Ask a couple of students to collect some outlier data by “posing” some very short objects (e.g. a…

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What does it mean to “fit”?
July 29th, 2015

One measurement technique is to develop a standard idea of what it means to “fit” with the chosen…

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Measuring with Calipers
July 29th, 2015

Urge students to take care both when they take their photos and when they adjust their calipers to…

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Measuring Real Heights
July 29th, 2015

It is important that students personalize their Caliper Tool with their current height. The act of measuring themselves…

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Good measurement techniques = Good data
July 28th, 2015

Students might remember from previous activities that their image size changes as they move farther away or closer…

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Start with a person with hands away from the body
July 28th, 2015

The easiest pictures to use show a person standing with their hands away from their body. Choreo Graph…

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Encourage discussions about how funny the photos are
July 28th, 2015

Discussions of why certain shots are funny allow students to share their underlying understandings of scale and proportion…

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Rotations Rotations Rotations
July 28th, 2015

Choreo Graph inspires you to start seeing rotations all over the place, and then static images become opportunities…

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