As a gifted kid, M.C. Escher fascinated me. Without a doubt, he continues to fascinate the gifted kids I work with. Here are some links to inspire a study of Escher in your classroom.
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We’ve seen some awesome logic paradoxes, now let’s examine a few visual paradoxes that would make great mental warm-ups for your class! The penrose triangle, penrose stairs, impossible cube, the blivet, and the Möbius strip! Plus, download a powerpoint to share with your students.
Nine interesting resources from around the web to inspire your classroom and ignite some creativity!
There’s something about LEGO that transcends age. I see my students playing with virtually the same bricks that I used as a child. And now, thanks to the internet, we can see the potential of these simple materials. The list begins with projects with the most obvious classroom applications and ends with some impressive projects that maybe the more creative amongst you can apply to your class.
A few artists who create awesome mathematical art!
I love collecting intriguing images and videos – things that stop me in my tracks and pique my curiosity. I always figure that if it fascinates me, students would probably be interested also. Often, these visuals work as wonderful hooks for a lesson you need to teach.
Take a break from teaching the details of writing and examine narrative writing from a larger perspective. How can structure increase creativity in writing? Take your gifted writers on a journey through common patterns in narrative writing.
I was sent Emily Mofield and Tamra Stambaugh’s four-part series of advanced ELA lessons and wanted to share my thoughts.
Here are the five most clicked curiosities and puzzlements from this month’s Puzzlements.co mailers.
Another set of seven gifted education resources shared via Twitter in the past week.