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Pictures Are Worth More Than 1000 Words

By Manette Crawford
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"How can using a digital camera improve understanding of mathematics and science concepts?"
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Overview

Grade Levels: 6, 7, 8

Curriculum Areas:
Focus: Math
Secondary: Science

Topic:
Math and Photography

Themes:
Applying Math, Cost comparision, Environmental issues, Geometry, Measurement, Patterns

Duration:
9 to 10 weeks or approximately one quarter
Summary
Photography is more than just pushing a button and capturing what is in the viewfinder as a picture. Photography is a canvas for art, an exploration in science, and a mathematical adventure.

Rationale
The purpose of this project is to help the students make real-world connections to the mathematical and science concepts that they are learning in a way that is both educational and fun. Photography covers a wide range of skills and a has a multitude of applications in the classroom. It provides another method of diversifying lessons so that a variety of learning styles can be reached. This project also provides students with technology skills that will be necessary for living and working in the 21st .