Hi, I’m José, Learning Consultant at Microsoft and in this series we’re going to be looking

at using 3D in education. 3D content is proven to increase understanding

and comprehension of subjects. So I’ve come here to Microsoft’s Paint 3D Studio to discover some of the fun and engaging ways you can

introduce easy 3D creation in the classroom. There is a video for each of the STEAM topics

and in this episode we’re looking at Maths. I’m joined here today by Danielle, Paint 3D’s

Senior Program Manager and we’re here to find out more ways in which we

can use Paint 3D and maths in the classroom. – Exactly. In Paint 3D we are able to bring in 3D

objects and something that feels a bit more tangible and

real. A lot of students can think that maths feels a

bit abstract, so we have the opportunity to make it a little

bit more approachable and fun. – Do we have any icebreaker activities that we

could get started with? – We do. We are going to look at a fruit puzzle, and we are going to take these cards with

different fruit and try to figure out what values

they are associated with. You can check your answers by just rotating

around, which gives the chance to teach students not just

the math but also a little bit of 3D manipulation. Do you

want to give it a go? – Yes ok.

– Alright – The apple is 10, the banana is 4 and the watermelon is 2. So I think that final

one would be 16. – Final answer?

– Yes, final answer. – The apples indeed were 10. The banana is a 4. – The banana is a 4? Uh-oh! Wait a minute, what

happened there? – I actually see that there are 3 bananas

– There’s 3 bananas (laughter) It’s a trick question. So this has just been a fun game and obviously we

tried to catch you out with the bananas and we

did that. But it’s a great way to teach students a little

bit about rotation, the students are moving the objects and starting

to think about positioning as well. – And do we have any main activity lessons that

you could talk us through? – I do. So, in this activity we’re going to

actually talk about scale and units of

measurement. We’ve got 6 different animals. As you can see here, 4 of them have got units of

measurement on them and 2 do not. The first part of the activity is getting these

animals lined up in the correct sizing from

largest to small. – I’m going to say the rhino.

– Alright, that look good? – Perfect.

– Who’s next? – We have the monkey, however, I feel like the

dog is going to be bigger than the monkey. – Okay.

– I would say that the rabbit would be next in line. And then with the measurements that we do have I

would say we would have the mouse next followed

by the frog as the last. Perfect. The frog’s unit of measurement is really, really,

small it’s in millimeters. So, would we be able to make that smaller? – Absolutely. In fact, this frog is the world’s

smallest frog. – Okay.

– I’m not going to attempt to say the name, so we will just show you guys. But yes, we’ll get this guy a little bit smaller. At this point, the students have achieved the

objective. Perfect success criteria from the largest animal

to the smallest. – That’s great. So, for those students that are

ready to build upon this, how would they do that? Right, well now we can really take a deep look at

some of the units of measurement. Perhaps the students had done this just by guess

work. So, we’ll go ahead and take a look at these. As

mentioned before, 2 of them don’t have units. So, let’s just go ahead and get rid of the dog

and rabbit for now, and maybe as an example we’ll take a look at how

many monkeys can fit in the height of a rhino? – For the monkey, we have 5.6 decimeters and the

rhino is 1.68 meters. So, if we start by converting these to the same

unit of scale, that may be an easier place for us to start. I think that we would be able to fit 3 monkeys.

– 3 monkeys. Alright, let’s go ahead and give it a go. There

we go. Now we have 3 monkeys.

– Perfect. – Do you want to go for a little harder one? 5.6

decimeters and 2.8 centimeters. – Okay so we know that 5.6 decimeters is 56

centimeters, and 56 centimeters devided by 2.8 centimeters is

20. – Great math!

– So I have a feeling that it would take 20 mice to be stacked for it to be able to reach the height of the

monkey. – Alright, last one. Let’s try out the frog. – Okay, so we have the frog that’s 4mm and the

mouse that’s 2.8cm so that would be converted to 28mm and 28mm divided by 4mm is 7.

– We’ve got 7 frogs. So there you’ve done it. You’ve gotten all of the

animals in scale next to each other,

mathematically calculated perfectly. Great. So, for those students who want to

demonstrate more complex outcomes, I’m guessing

we could use the dog and the rabbit in this. – Exactly. Now that we’ve calculated scale, we

are going to try and actually figure out what

some of the units of measurement are. We’ve left these blank, but with the numbers so

that the students can start trying to figure out

where it might fit. – Great.

– Now they are all in the right scale next to each other Now we can have a little bit more fun and send

these into Mixed-Reality to see what they would actually look like in the

virtual scale with some of our students or with

us. – That sounds great! And I think for the

students to be able to see those 3D models in a

physical world it just allows them to see how big that rhino

would be or how small that frog would be as well. – Exactly.

– For me this is a really great way to engage those students with maths and to be able to actually use 3D models to

enhance their maths outcome. – Did you have fun?

– I did, lots! Paint 3D comes installed with Windows 10 For more information on using Paint 3D in

education, check out the Microsoft Educator

Community. You’ll find downloadable resources, lesson plans

and engaging ways to use technology in the

classroom. Let us know what you have found useful and what

features you would like to see next in Paint 3D

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