Learning from the construction of a fidget spinner in a geometry classroom project

D. A. Prada, A. Acevedo, D. Serrano, M. P. Sanabria, F. Duran, J. Gómez

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    Knowledge development is a challenge for Faculty members. Understanding the classroom and societal dynamics allow to think other ways to learn. The fidget spinner is becoming popular among students. That is why in a geometry class from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB), the final project was to construct this artefact. During the activity, abilities to design were strengthen as well as to build from scratch the spinner. Students comprehend how it works but also can create new alternatives to improve the spinner cycle. Concepts became clear and the function of geometry take a better relevance for student's life.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number012021
    JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 26 Feb 2019
    Event1st International Congress on Virtual Education, Challenges and Opportunities, ViEduc2018 - Bucaramanga, Colombia
    Duration: 8 Oct 201812 Oct 2018

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