The minimum requirements:
- There must be something that is reflected. The line of reflection must be identifiable.
- There must be something that is rotated. The angle and center of rotation must be identified.
- There must be two triangles that are congruent.
- There must one set of parallel lines. Intersecting the lines is a transversal. At least two special angle pairs must be identified.
Students are also scored on neatness, use of color, effort, and their sales pitch.
In past years, students would explain in writing where the required items were located and what type of company they would pitch their logo to.
This year, instead of writing their explanations, I had students create a video using Flipgrid. (Read about our previous trials using Flipgrid and our attempt at climbing the SAMR model for technology integration.) Flipgrid was amazing for this task. Students were asked to demonstrate on the video where each of the required items were found. Then they were asked to complete a brief sales pitch that would help sell the logo. I made sure that students were not able to view each other's submissions. That helped ease the pressure of performing in front of others.
When students wrote their explanations on paper (in past years), I would often find myself trying to make sense of what they were explaining. Occasionally I would have to ask a student for clarity. It was often a tedious process.
This year, the videos were very easy to assess. I didn't have to search through the logos, looking for things that were not clearly explained. The monotony of grading 75 projects was absent.
I wish I could post a video or two as an example, but I made it clear to all students that I would be the only person watching their videos. Instead, I will show a few examples of the logos themselves. See if you can spot the required elements in their designs.