Students collaborate to turn their individual circles projects into a masterpiece! Each student creates their own piece of a stained glass window inside of a circle adding their choosing of inscribed and central angles, chords, radii, diameters, tangents, perpendiculars, or cyclic quadrilaterals. The interactions of these circle parts create sections inside the circle, mimicking stained glass! Students are required to take their design to the next level by decorating the circle with content from a chapter studied - additional review!
I measured my windows to determine the radius of the circles I wanted students working with to fill the space of my windows. We cut them out of a large roll of the school's white paper. Students should color the circles with marker so that the sun comes in and "lights them up". For cohesiveness I also have them outline the circle and some of the major lines with black marker.
As an added bonus, on the day projects are due, students do a gallery walk to check out each others creations. They have a ballot and vote for the 4 they feel are the best. Those projects earn extra credit and the most featured spots on the windows. If I have overflow projects, sometimes I hang them around the room or in the windows surrounding my door.
- Project Description
- Grading Rubric
- Voting Ballots
This is a project that is fun and makes a huge visual impact!