Waste Not, Want Not

I've recently created a package for a calculator clock hybrid. I'd appreciate if you could leave some valuable feedback. It should only take 5-10 minutes of your time. Loading...Read more …

Design: Waste Not, Want Not III (ATLs)

As this design day is coming to an end, I'd like to reflect on how I've exemplified the four MYP approaches to learning (ATL) attributes. ______________________________________ My participation today was excellent as I stayed on task virtually all the time. I posted multiple responses to people's questions on the forum and actively asked my peers and teachers for help myself. While doing the mini group design project, I actively contributed ideas to my group. I'd rate myself at a seven out of eight. My collaboration/communication today was good as I somewhat collaborated with…Read more …

Design: Waste Not, Want Not II

So as to get familiar with Sketchup, a 3D modelling program that we'll be using to plan our packages, I did a little practicing beforehand. Here's my apple package on Sketchup: Understanding geometry while designing plays a pivotal role in reducing our carbon footprint, and our impact on the environment. Less area of used material equates to less carbon footprint, as such, it is important to design a packaging that is both appealing and resource-efficient. Sketchup helps us design resource-efficient packages, as it is possible to design with accurate measurements. As 3D printing…Read more …

Design: Waste Not, Want Not

 Usually fruits shouldn't need packaging, but for the purposes of this design project, we've come up with one after 20 minutes of *hard* work. For a package to be successful it needs to satisfy a variety of criteria, including (but not limited to): protective, appropriate size, light, durable, accessible, etc. Due to time constraints and a limited supply of resources, we weren't able to satisfy all of these criteria. Originally we had come up with a double-cone design, but after several unsuccessful attempts at creating the net of a cone we modified it.…Read more …

Properties of 2D and 3D Shapes

Here is my math menu activity for 2D and 3D shapes. It is an auditory learner activity. It's a lot easier to see the words if you watch in full screen with 1080p turned on, so if it is not possible to 'full-screen-ize' the video, click the little Youtube icon to watch the video on Youtube. That way, you can turn full screen mode on.Read more …

Finding the Area and Perimeter of Compound Shapes

Finding the area and perimeter of these shapes aren't hard. Watch and learn! Area: To find the area of this figure, we need to add up the areas of all the shapes. First, let's find the area of the yellow square. This is found by multiplying the side length by itself, or squaring. 4.8cm x 4.8cm = 23.04cm² Since there are two squares of the same kind, we multiply the result by two. 23.04cm² x 2 = 46.08cm² Now, it is time to find the area of the circles. First, let us find the…Read more …