Watch "The Math and Magic of Origami" from the Glog. Use this link to create a cube from a single sheet of paper. Unfold the paper and use a highlighter to outline the cube within the folds. What is the relationship between the side of the cube and the side of the paper? Try thinking about the area of the cube vs. the area of the paper. If we call the side of the paper "s", then the area of the paper would be "s squared". Can you figure out the area of the paper using the length of the side of the cube? As a group, explore the different sizes of cubes that can be created using a single sheet of origami-sized paper. You may use your Chromebooks to help you with this exploration. What would be the largest cube you can make out of this piece of paper? How do you know?
Music is known as the universal language. In math class, setting information to music can help us understand and remember concepts. Find and watch the two music videos on the Glog. Using Glogster or a similar site, create a Glog of at least ten music videos that you have found on the web that you feel will help you learn and remember algebraic concepts. As a group, brainstorm a math concept that you could use to make your own math video. What song would you choose? Write at least one verse and chorus for your song. If your group would like to perform and record your song, please see me.