Academic News: January 2017
Geometry Class Promotes Creative Thinking
Mr. Hernandez’s Geometry students do much more than plot and graph out of textbooks. Thinking out of the box, and tapping into a creative and interdisciplinary manner to connect mathematics with art, Mr. Hernandez challenged students with a task to create a scaled up drawing of a printed picture. To do so, each student was given a piece of a smaller version of a picture and asked to scale up that piece in hopes that the larger versions would create a larger picture to scale when put together.
The students were thrilled when they saw what they had created by working together. In the end, they did amazing at scaling up the image, so well that Einstein himself would have been impressed.