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Title of the Experience
Orthogonal projections
Name of the teacher
Agnieszka Gołembiewska
Country where it took place
School typology
Primary school
Thematic Area
Experience typology
Teaching in class
Type of contact
Description of the Experience
Front view, side view, top view, viewport, etc. - it's abstraction for kids. During the lessons on orthogonal projections within technical drawing many children were discouraged because did not understand anything. I asked them to tape three different walls of a matchbox with colored paper. Then, the children had to imagine they stamp the particular walls on the relevant parts of the viewport and traced the box pressed against the card. In this way, a colored sketch was created, and then it had to be done accurately, without colours, using the correct type of lines (pencil hardness) and dimensions.
As for homework for volunteers students could draw orthogonal projections of Rubik's cube with satisfaction I noticed the fact that 82% of students in grades sixth finished the job, and the vast majority did it properly. Part of the students satisfied with receiving positive ratings showed a eagerness to draw the next items. There were also cases presenting orthogonal objects with more complex shapes such as cup to drink, cell phone and camera with the lens.

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Dissemination Seminar in Florence

31 October 2015 The seminar has been held in ITIS “A. Meucci” one of the schools involved within Goerudio project activities. Its main aim was to promote the results of the project toward a broad sample of stakeholders even overcrossing the number of people directly involved in the production of project outcomes. This purpose has been totally achieved especially thanks to the participation of students and teachers coming from different schools or from other classes instead of those ones directly involved within the project activities.