Monday, October 4, 2010

Adding shapes!

Madison B

Alexis C

Here you can see that the students have added a variety of free-form and geometric shapes in each box. Free-form shapes are shapes that are irregular and blob-like.  In other words, you can just make them up!  Geometric shapes are common regular shapes such as circles, squares, triangles and more. 
   I challenged the students to cut negative shapes into some of their solid shapes.  Negative shapes are the shapes formed by the hole that remains after cutting.  Have you ever noticed that a hole is a shape, except it is formed by the space that remains inside the solid?  It's a pretty cool concept and the students enjoyed experimenting with cutting a variety of negative and positive shapes.

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