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!!
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:
Elementary Geometric Shape Set - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:323113
- Shapes - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1619765
Kyle Martin (KyleMiles) also posted an ellipsoid and paraboloid:
- Math Shapes - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1371347
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?
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/
Search on "skeleton" in the Thingiverse, and you'll find lots of bones, mostly for Halloween. Although I've found some good educational bone specimens on the Thingiverse, most require printing with supports and lots of clean-up. Do you have some suggestions for reducing or eliminating supports when printing intricate objects? For example, you can orient the object along its tallest axis and sometimes that change will reduce the amount of supports.