Students at Johnston County Early College Academy recently used technology to bring their math lesson to life.
The Stop Motion Project was part of a lesson in Sarah Holmes’ Math II class. Its purpose was to allow students to reinforce their understanding of transformations and dig a little deeper into a few difficult concepts.
Most students used an app called Stop Motion to create their videos, and to prove that students grasped the material, the videos also had to tell a story.
Holmes said the class explored the three types of rigid transformations – reflections, rotations and translations – as well as dilation.
“In this animation project, students were supposed to incorporate all of these transformations into their video at least once,” Holmes said. “The students had to include coordinates and mapping rules for all of their transformations.”
Through the project, students learned how to move an object about a point other than the origin, and depending on how they wanted their story line to progress, they were challenged to think outside of the box.