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GeoConstructix

Students will work with a series of successive methods-based exercises to learn the fundamentals of geometry and fabrication techniques with increasing levels of complexity.

The primary focus of this lesson  is on the inter-relationship between geometry and fabrication. GeoConstructix adapts digital fabrication concepts by focusing on the inter-relationship between geometry and Computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) techniques. The lesson’s scaffolding structure allows students to work with a series of successive methods-based exercises that rely on both digital modeling and prototypes. Students “learn by doing.” By the end of this lesson, students will learn the fundamentals of geometry and fabrication techniques with increasing levels of complexity. This is an introductory lesson in digital fabrication.

LESSON DETAILS

Subjects Engineering, Mathematics

Grade Levels 4-6, 7-8

Fab Tools CAD, laser cutter

Collections Fab Tested

Contributors Kevin Hardin