Teaching Ideas

    • Ben Garcia
    • February 4th, 2012

    Students in grades 4-6 grades, I will use to understand coordinate pairs and understand line graphs. Another important skill will in reading tables and relationship between lines graphs. They will explore in seeing and understanding the development of making line by the kinect. The kinect we support and help visualize the process of drawing a line. By having this engage activities, it will help our second language learners and special students wanting to participate and be engaging in our lesson.

    • Clark
    • February 4th, 2012

    Ideas for teaching with the Kinnect include the teaching of slope and having student walk a line to help understand what graphs represent functions and which ones don’t. I see it as a powerful tool for helping students understand the graph of a linear, or quadratic before introducing the equation. This technology will helo me put the visual first and allow Algebra 1 to become more visual and conceptual and less procedural.

  1. My teaching ideas for using the Kinect in my classroom:

    Geometry: Have students reflect parabolas over the x-axis and translate them and rotate lines 90 or 180 degrees.

    Trigonometry: Have students try to produce a sine curve by moving.

    Physics: Have students determine the coefficient of friction between the rug and the rollers on a chair in our classroom by pushing a chair (of known mass) with a student (of known mass) sitting in it and seeing how long it goes before stopping.

    • Lakshmi Prayaga
    • April 14th, 2012

    These are fantastic ideas. How easy/difficult was it to hook up the Kinnect drivers> Did you connect it to a PC or XBox 360

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