Saturday, June 25, 2011

helping you extend your vocabulary

Truncated: trun·ca·ted adj.
1. Having the apex cut off and replaced by a plane, especially one parallel to the base. Used for a cone or pyramid 

The picture above, specifically the tower, is in honor of the completion of the EXTENSIVE  math and science professional development me and a few others have undergone these past two weeks. :)

The original art is by Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) called Endless Column. We used his work as a springboard for a geometry lesson. Don't you just think it's lovely? So lovely, that I volunteered to take my groups' piece home and display it proudly on the mantle.

Don't think it will last that long (hence the tape you see holding it together in the picture) but for now I am admiring our art and reminded of the two weeks I gave up of summer all in the name of math and science. Ahh.... now summer begins!

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