Remember yesterday’s post? Why couldn’t a teacher use something like this as a starting point for class? Questions which come to mind for me are:
- Write a journal entry explaining how the image relates to the math concept we have been studying?
- Utilize this image and create a math problem which relates to the math concept we focused on yesterday.
- What would a mathematician do with these tools?
- How do the objects in this image inspire your mathematical thinking?
- Describe an experiment in which a scientist would utilize 75% of the objects in this picture.
- Which one of these objects most closely relates to the element/compound/chemical equation we focused on yesterday? Explain why.
- Which one of these objects could best be used to demonstrate the physics theory we have been studying this week? Explain why.
- Using one or more of the objects pictured, what would you design to solve…?
- Fit the objects pictured into a timeline and explain their relativity to that timeline.
- Select a historian from the period we have been studying and relate him/her to one of the objects pictured. Justify your selection with logical reasoning.
- What do the objects in the picture have in common and how do they relate to the topic we have been studying?
- Using the image as inspiration, write!
- Write three sentences relating to this photo and be sure to include (grammar/mechanics concept studying).
- How do the objects in the picture relate to the book/play/short story/poem we read in class yesterday?
- Which of the objects pictured most closely relates to the author? Explain the relationship providing logical reasoning to justify your assertion.
- Think of the main character of your book/short story/video and explain which of the objects pictured most closely represents him/her.
- Determine the theme/setting/mood of this image and write an explanation to justify your decision.
- What do the objects pictured have in common and why are they important to this class?
- What role do these objects play in technology today? Justify your assertion.
- Write a caption for the photo that includes figurative language.
- Use the image as inspiration to write a personal narrative in the voice of…
- Write a vivid description using the image as inspiration.
- Include as many vocabulary words as possible to write a coherent paper based on the image.
Sometimes a picture inspires much more than a thousand words. Why couldn’t the image (or any image) be used to inspire assignments – especially creative assignments where students are designing a problem, a solution, or creating text? Who says we can only use the image once? What images are you envisioning to use in your classroom?