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Geometry through 3D Printing

This unit is designed to engage 10th grade geometry students with concepts relating to transformations, through the use of OpenSCAD computer software and a 3D Printer. The unit will help students to apply and expand their existing knowledge of transformations of figures on a coordinate plane to create and manipulate geometric solids in a 3D coordinate system. For more details see:

 

 

This unit was designed by:
Mr. Evan Smith, Frank McCourt High School, New York, NY
Dr. Catherine Paolucci, Assistant Professor, SUNY New Paltz, Secondary Education and Mathematics
Dr. Ed Hanson, Assistant Professor, SUNY New Paltz, Mathematics

 

The students in this unit had to finish four Design Challenges. The instructions for all of them are linked below. 

Design Challenge Set 1

Design Challenge Set 2

Design Challenge Set 3

Design Challenge Set 4

 

Here are some of the worksheets the students were given to help with their assignment.

Example Code

Cheat Sheet

Example Entry Document

 

 

 

Marcus Riccio

Chess Set

Bishop by Marcus Riccio

 

Toys

Kirby Action Figure by Matthew Heddon

 

Cameras

DSLR by Corey Velazquez

 

Click Student Projects to see more student work.