The Storage Limit has been INCREASED. However, there is still a limit (it’s just a bit higher) — with this in mind, if you have the ability to reduce the size of your photos before uploading them, I request that you do so. Deadline is extended to next Tuesday, 4/24/12
1. These instructions are “stuck” to the top of this page. After you create your post, it will appear below this.
2. Extra credit — see the bottom of these instructions for extra credit.
Assignment (due Tuesday, April 17th). This assignment has two parts — first, take a walk in your neighborhood and take some pictures (the Mathematics Treasure Hunt) . Then, create a new blog post on the OpenLab about your neighborhood and the pictures you took. This assignment will count double towards your OpenLab grade.
Part 1: Mathematics Treasure Hunt. Take a walk in your neighborhood and collect photos of ALL of the following items. If you wish, you can visit another neighborhood to complete this project. Cell phone cameras are fine.
- A photo with three circles. You must tell us what the three circles are.
- A photo of an interesting repeating pattern (examples of repeating patterns: bricks, fences, tiles). You must explain why you think it is interesting!
- A photo with parallel and perpendicular lines.
- A photo of numbers that do NOT represent money, time, or an address. You must tells us what the numbers represent.
- A photo of a parabola. What is the parabola?
- A photo of something you like. You must explain what it is, and why you like it.
Part 2: Create a new blog post. Creating a new blog post allows you more flexibility than simply leaving a comment. You have the ability to edit your work after you submit it, and to include photos and other media. It also allows you to contribute to the public content of our course website. Detailed instructions on creating a new blog post can be found here (see “Creating a Post” in the middle of the first page). You should create a new blog post including the following:
- The title should include “Treasure Hunt”, the name of your neighborhood, and your name.
- Your post should begin by describing your neighborhood (1 paragraph). What do you like about it? What don’t you like? What are two things that a visitor to your neighborhood should know?
- You should include all 6 of the photos from your Mathematical Treasure Hunt. For each photo, give a brief explanation (for example “this is picture #1. The three circles are basketballs at the playground”). For information on including a photo in your post, see page 10 of the instructions.
- Under tags, enter “treasure hunt, assignment 7”
Extra Credit. For extra credit, leave a comment on someone else’s post. What did you find interesting about it? Did any of the photos stand out for you? What do you know the neighborhood? Find something to say!