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Educational Dice Games

by antonaccid

minipark posted a Customizable Dice (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2188139) that I used to create this Word Game (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2195386).

His dice tool accepts multiple characters, as well as special characters, such as ≥ (Alt, 242).

What are some ideas for other educational dice games (e.g., order of operations or common ions)? Or better yet, create and post an educational dice game for us all to enjoy.

Customizable Dice
Word Dice Game
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Survey for makers on new industrial revolution&makers movement

by dalia_ge

Dear makers,

I'd like to kindly ask you to contribute with your time and your opinions to my survey on http://survey.gregor-design.eu/

As part of my research internship, I am working on the subject of the new industrial revolution, third places, digital manufacturing and their effect on our lives, on education, on work, on architecture and their capabilities. to produce social innovation.

I am putting it here because considerable part of the study is focused on education.

In this study, I try to find an answer to the following areas of questions:
Who is the maker?
What are his/hers motives ?
How does he/she see the present and the future?
This movement, is it viable?
Does this have the potential to reshape our society?

THANK YOU very much!!

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Find and Share Educational Objects

by antonaccid

If you find an object that might be useful to other educators, please post a comment about it here. Maybe include a link to the object and a few thoughts about how and why it might be useful for teaching and learning.

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Teaching and Learning Solid Geometry

by antonaccid

Some students struggle understanding and visualizing solid geometry. Models can help. Although low-cost models exist for basic shapes and more expensive models are available for some complex shapes, the Thingiverse provides some 3D-printable objects for only the cost of printing. Plus, 3D-printed objects have a motivating cool-factor, which is Gagne's first--and often overlooked--event of instruction (i.e., Gain Attention and Interest).

Tad Novak (tadman1996) and bbennington both posted two good sets of basic shapes:

Kyle Martin (KyleMiles) also posted an ellipsoid and paraboloid:

Are you aware of other objects that could be useful for teaching and learning about solid geometry?

Any other teaching approaches for this topic (e.g., Kinesthetic Math or Tactile Learning) that might benefit from 3D-printed learning objects?

Elementary Geometric Shape Set
Math Shapes!
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Using BlocksCAD in the Classroom

by BlocksCAD

BlocksCAD is a web-based 3D CAD tool that uses a scratch-like interface. It is simple-to-use with robust design capabilities. The tool incorporates programming and math concepts so users learn as they create! While it is easy enough to use in an elementary school classroom, the more advances functions (like modules, variables, and loops) can challenge high school and college students. It is a great tool to help with geometry, Cartesian planes, and high level math and engineering!

For more information, see: https://www.blockscad3d.com/

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