Reflection: Classroom Setup Kaleidoscope Eyes - Section 3: Making your Kaleidoscope


Whenever I'm in the classroom I'm always trying not to get caught in one place for too long. This may be in front of the class, or at a group's table or station. Moving around the classroom, especially during activities like this Kaleidoscope activity can be very effective in maintaining a positive classroom atmosphere. I wander over different parts of the room speaking from various spots. When a student is called on to speak, instead of standing next to him/her, I walk away and ask the he/she speak louder such that the rest of the class hears his comment or question. Then I answer back at a distance. 

As I walk and approach a group that has a question or is having any difficulty, I make eye-contact with other students that are requesting my assistance and make them understand that I will get them. I continue this behavior throughout, always getting new perspectives to what is going on with the activity. This way I feel I always have the attention of the class and most important, the class feels I always have their attention, even if I'm not with them at the moment. After a while, this becomes automatic which adds to effective classroom management.

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Kaleidoscope Eyes

Unit 5: Congruence and Similarity
Lesson 15 of 16

Objective: SWBAT make their own kaleidoscope and reinforce the ideas behind composite reflections.

Big Idea: Based on composite reflections, a kaleidoscope creates fascinating designs that change as the kaleidoscope is rotated.

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Math, reflections, rotations, kaleidoscope, composite reflections, geometry, image, gamification
  60 minutes
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