These are some shapes that my students have built recently. Most are from my Geometry class’s Investigation about constructions; the interlocking cubes were made by two students in my middle school math art class. Pretty rad!
A lot of effort and attention—as well as a good amount of thinking–went into making these. Sometimes I worried that maybe it wasn’t “worth” all the time they were spending on them. After all, there’s only so much time we have together. But the end products turned out really nicely, and the students were really invested in making them—after all, they struck out and chose these on their own.
Often at the end of a busy week—and this was one, for sure—I look around my emptied-out classroom and exhaustedly wonder what exactly all of our efforts amounted to. It felt really great to arrange these awesome shapes and photo them—a tangible reminder of how product-ive the week had been.