A fair mashup challenge
July 31st, 2015

To facilitate a fair challenge, have students send their mashups to you anonymously so the class is unaware…

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Discussing what makes a “good” mashup
July 31st, 2015

Discuss why certain mashups work better than others and allow students to share their underlying understandings of fractions…

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Inspiration and guidelines for selecting scenes to recreate
July 31st, 2015

Give students much latitude Goal is to take a funny photo (the on-camera size relationships are wildly different…

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Approaches to Scene Recreation
July 31st, 2015

To approach a scene recreation, a tape measurer may help position the subject(s) at the predicted distance(s) from…

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Lining up for the “Line Up”
July 30th, 2015

To get everyone to look the same height onscreen, you need to line up everyone’s feet as well…

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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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