The benefits of bringing a 3D printer into your classroom can be real and immediate. And I will get to them. But first a word: patience. You have to give yourself and your students the freedom to be patient with the process and the machine.
1. Common core and 3d printing – in the California Common Core Standards for Geometry item #4 is “Model with mathematics”. So much of my conversation around 3d modeling using everyday geometric terminology. On the first day of our work with Tinkercad (cloud based 3d modeling) I show students how to free rotate an object or to rotate it in increments of 45 degrees.
There is also a significant need for Continue reading