Check out our lessons on Principles of Design for kids. Each of these has a suggested activity. Unity Balance Emphasis Hierarchy Scale and Proportion (also see Rule of Thirds) Similarity & Contrast Lessons on Principles of Design Activities List: Emphasis with Color Kaleidoscope – Symmetry and Balance Pieces of Your Heart –
Our Facebook friend Katrina just had a wonderful idea! She suggested that we create a PDF with the ASL alphabet so that she could cut and paste to spell her students’ names. This PDF has the whole ASL alphabet plus some extra vowels and popular letters. If you would like
How do you review at the end of the year? I typically use review packets with mini-quizzes to help my students prepare for testing. I find that this helps chunk the material and gives students a chance to master each a set of topics before moving on to the next.
People use euphemisms and dysphemisms to enhance what they really mean or to avoid directly saying something nasty about a person, place or idea. These terms give you an easier way to talk about something you find very scary or very embarrassing and let you lighten discussions that are disturbing
Rational expressions is the very last unit that I used to teach after the state assessment in June. It was a great unit because it tied together so many concepts taught throughout the year. And, any time you can insert more practice with factoring is a win! The first few
Visual rhetoric communicates themes and ideas through images, color and text style. Art, display ads and web pages can all convey visual rhetoric. It is similar to spoken or written rhetoric in its use of specific conventions to communicate, convince, caution or critique. It can be: • Informational to educate
One of the hardest topics to teach in Geometry has to be congruent triangle proofs. Identifying properties and theorems in order to develop and reason through a proof is not something that happens in a day. Students need practice- and LOTS of it! One thing I try to do is mix up
Operations with scientific notation appears to be a simple topic on the surface, however, students get easily confused when manipulating the exponent in order to make computations. I came up with the acronym “LARS” to help students remember how changing the exponent affects the direction the decimal will move. “LARS”