Innovation & Experiment

 

KVS INNOVATION AND EXPERIMENTATION AWARD 2016-17.


                                                                                                    

VISUALIZING SOLID SHAPES

                                                               -ADDING ANOTHER DIMENSION

SUMMARY

 Learning by doing is a very effective methodology in teaching learning process as the experience gained meticulously remains permanently fixed in the minds of children. Adding a little creativity makes it a joyful and memorable experience. My project on Visualising Solid Shapes for class VIII is a simple play way method where children play with 2D and 3D shapes using simple and cheap materials and is easy to implement in the classroom. In the process children develop fine motor skills, perspective and visualisation skills. We have created striking classroom displays, suspended 2D and 3D models from the ceiling of the classroom, transformed 2D images to 3D, involved children in making things, discovered simple relationships (Euler’s Formula), exhibited creativity with polyhedrons and can now think geometrically. Used simple software to draw map of class room and transformed it into 3D model. Explored google maps 2D and 3D. Explored the use of polyhedra in construction and architecture and Constructed a Geometry city… future architects in the making.  Thus, the students have learnt manipulating images in the head which has improved their confidence and developed intuitive understanding of spatial situations.