This year I revisited one of my favorite projects from last year: The Logos Project. I wrote about last year and you can find that post here: Logos Project Original Post
I just finished this project the second time and things went much smoother. I also got some much more complicated logos from students. Here are some samples:
Changes I made this year…
One of the issues I had last year was students taking too long to select a logo. Therefore, I set a time limit of 10 minutes to select a logo. If a student did not have one picked and approved by me after 10 minutes, they had to choose a logo from about 12 logos pre-selected for them. This worked really well to get all students moving right away.
For students with IEPs, I adjusted their graphs to fit the coordinate plane to minimize decimal values. While I value decimals and fractions because they more closely model how real life mathematics works, I don’t want to overwhelm students who have specific goals in math. I also allowed them to choose graphs with more horizontal and vertical lines, making the overall calculations easier. Here are some sample graphs from those students:
Overall, this is a project I would continue to do. It was fun to have my students from last year stop by and comment about how much they liked the project from last year. I wish this project could be done more digitally. It would be nice to have a problem set on Khan Academy that has students plot lines from a logo. Or even have Desmos create a project where students practice plotting lines for a logo and it collects the data for a teacher like their other activities here.
Reach out if you want any of the activity materials!