CONIC SECTIONS: APPLICATIONS AND 3D PRINTING

Session 2 #30, 11:15-12:15, Room 20-55

Jennifer Melaragno
jmelaragno@friendsseminary.org
Friends Seminary Math Department

PRESENTATION: link


TinkerCAD
3D design: TinkerCAD.com
Note that TinkerCAD does not work well in Safari
For more in-depth TinkerCAD tutorials, go to Project Ignite and complete the "Let's Learn TinkerCAD" project.
Project Ignite has lots of other neat TinkerCAD project ideas!

Printer
Friends Seminary's math department owns a Makergear M2 printer and I use that, with Simplify3D software.
We also have an Ultimaker used by our MS Math teachers, which has worked well for them but has a bit smaller of a print bed.
Our tech department uses two Makerbot Rep2's which have been a bit of a disappointment in terms of working consistently.

Articles on Spatial Skills and 3D Printing

Playing an Action Video Game Reduces Gender Differences in Spatial Cognition
Educational Research in Developing 3‐D Spatial Skills for Engineering Students
Spatial Thinking and STEM Education: When, Why, and How?
Spatial Ability for STEM Domains: Aligning Over 50 Years of Cumulative Psychological Knowledge Solidifies Its Importance
Creativity and Technical Innovation: Spatial Ability’s Unique Role

CONIC SECTION ACTIVITY FILES:

Project Description for Teachers


Project Description - Students


Lesson Handouts for Students



Project Handouts for Students




Sample Student Work


TRIGONOMETRY BRACELETS ACTIVITY FILES:

Inspiration from Laura Taalman:
http://mathgrrl.com/hacktastic/2014/11/trigonometry-style/

Laura's OpenSCAD Code:
http://www.geekhaus.com/hacktastic_files/mathgrrl_functionbracelet.scad

Jennifer's Desmos File for Students to Use:
https://www.desmos.com/calculator/urs6sryiry

Jennifer's Intro Lesson on OpenSCAD (making penny traps & making trig bracelets)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SiDFwNKoJ-Ev3UBQVXH43FW0v-51dYNmMriQJyQz3Bs/edit