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Subject: Mathematics (4), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (4)
Title: If I Built a Car
Description: Through literature, students will identify and take notes on the design process Jack uses as he designs a car for specific purposes. With a partner, students will work through the design process to digitally develop, test, and refine the prototype of a car for a specific user’s needs. Students will use a digital resource such as Sketchup, Paint 3D, Tinkercad, or another free online resource to practice creating the design using points, lines, line segments, and angles.   This activity was created as a result of the DLCS COS Resource Development Summit.


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Subject: Mathematics (4)
Title: Animating Angles
Description: ChatterPix Kids is a fun, kid friendly app for the iPad and iPhone that can be used to enhance a geometry lesson on angles.  Students will choose an angle (right, straight, obtuse, or acute), draw the angle on the graph, color it.  Students will identify a real-world object with the same angle attributes, take a picture, and draw a line on the picture for a mouth. Then, students will record their voice giving the measurement of their angle and relate their angle to one real-world object identifying common attributes such as; angle size, side length, side relationships.  In this activity, students can work collaboratively in pairs or alone. This learning activity was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.


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Subject: Mathematics (4)
Title: Geometry Around Us
Description: Educreations is a recordable interactive whiteboard that captures your voice and handwriting to produce amazing video lessons that you can share online. Students can capture images and annotate portions of these photos to identify geometric concepts they find in the world around them.


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