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### Monday, December 19

1. home edited ... You may have heard about SketchUp, first developed in 1999 by @Last Software. Google purchased…
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You may have heard about SketchUp, first developed in 1999 by @Last Software. Google purchased the company in March of 2006 and Version 8 was launched in 2010. The pro version of the program is used by draftsmen, builders, architects, engineers, filmmakers and game developers. Models can be created and imported into Google Earth with a plugin Wikipeda link
SketchUp changed ownership in 2012 to Trimble. SketchUp dot com
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### Sunday, November 27

1. home edited Winter 2016 ... Decimals to Inches Mixed Numbers Example 1 Convert 4.294 feet to feet an…

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Decimals to InchesMixed Numbers
Example 1
Convert 4.294 feet to feet and inches (to the nearest 16th of an inch)
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2. Unit Conversions edited ... The decimal 0.6 is closer to 5/8 so Sketchup will round up. Answer: 3 5/8 inches ... 3+(⅝)…
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The decimal 0.6 is closer to 5/8 so Sketchup will round up.
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3+(⅝)/12 = .302083’3.302083' which his
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3. Resources edited ... Bonnie's Videos YouTube - Creating a Triangular Prism - Four Methods YouTube - What's this …
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4. About edited SketchUp Activity ... of this Sketchup-Math SketchUp-Math Wiki contain activities/screencas…
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These activities use the Standard (not Pro) version of the program because this is what students have access to at home or in a library. While the Pro version is free to educational institutions, it is important to match the school and home environment.
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5. home edited Winter 2016 ... visiting this site. The site.The page with Example 1 Convert 4.294 feet …

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Example 1
Convert 4.294 feet to feet and inches (to the nearest 16th of an inch)
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Answer: 2096 yards and 1 foot
Check: 2096 * 3 + 1 = 6,289
The page with the highest number of hits in October was Cereal Box Surface Area
Note that this activity also incorporates the dimension tool in SketchUp.

The Cap’n Crunch cereal box, shown below, was created by Sydney (located in the 3D Warehouse).
Dimensions are l = 10 ¾” w = 4 3/8 ” h = 1’ 2 1/8 inches.
Round answers to the nearest eighth of an inch (I changed the precision from 16ths to 8ths in this model).
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Featured Video:
What
is onethe area of my favorites - enjoy!the base of a hexagonal prism that is inscribed in a circle with a radius of 3 meters?
Check out the Net Hex Prism page for the activity.

Background Information
You may have heard about SketchUp, first developed in 1999 by @Last Software. Google purchased the company in March of 2006 and Version 8 was launched in 2010. The pro version of the program is used by draftsmen, builders, architects, engineers, filmmakers and game developers. Models can be created and imported into Google Earth with a plugin Wikipeda link
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6. home edited ... Answer: 2096 yards and 1 foot Check: 2096 * 3 + 1 = 6,289 The Cap’n Crunch cereal box, show…
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Answer: 2096 yards and 1 foot
Check: 2096 * 3 + 1 = 6,289
The Cap’n Crunch cereal box, shown below, was created by Sydney (located in the 3D Warehouse).
Dimensions are l = 10 ¾” w = 4 3/8 ” h = 1’ 2 1/8 inches.
Round answers to the nearest eighth of an inch (I changed the precision from 16ths to 8ths in this model).

The divide tool is one of my favorites - enjoy!
Background Information
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7. home edited Spring Winter 2016 Thank ... with the most second highest number of hits in October was …

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with the mostsecond highest number of hits in October was Unit Conversions: Decimals to Inches
Example 1
Convert 4.294 feet to feet and inches (to
the first quarternearest 16th of an inch)
4 feet + .294
of 2016 was Scaling up a Campbell's Soup Can, so I am featuring this below. This activity was developed by a Ball State student back in 2010.
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I have not been teaching geometry this past year, but I am currently writing
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4 feet + .294 ft * 12in/ft
4 feet + 3.528 inches
4 feet + 3 inches + .528 of
an article oninch
We look at
the Kindergartners featured ondecimal .528 and find the Magnatiles/SketchUp page. If you are interested or would likeboundaries in 16ths of an inch.
8/16 = .500
.528
9/16 = .5625
The decimal is closer
to add your experience working with younger students8/16 so SketchUp will round down to this publication, please contact me. If you have a great project with any age group that you want8/16.
The fraction 8/16 simplifies
to share (i.e. publish), let me know. I enjoy collaborating on papers!
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½ of an inch.
ANSWER: 4 feet 3 ½ inches
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Example 6
Convert 6,289 feet to yards and feet.
First convert to yards
6,289 feet * ⅓ yards/foot = 2096.3333 yards
2096 yards + .333... of a yard
[You can keep the repeating decimal in your calculator by subtracting 2096.]
0.333 ... * 3 feet/yard = 1 foot
Answer: 2096 yards and 1 foot
Check: 2096 * 3 + 1 = 6,289

The divide tool is one of my favorites - enjoy!
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### Saturday, April 23

1. Lesson 1 edited ... Figure Twelve - A Party Tent Have fun with this one! House with a hipped Roof Need new vid…
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Figure Twelve - A Party Tent
Have fun with this one!
House with a hipped RoofNeed new video
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### Wednesday, March 30

1. home edited Spring 2016 ... Campbell's Soup Can, so I ... by a former student. Ball State student bac…

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I have not been teaching geometry this past year, but I am currently writing an article on the Kindergartners featured on the Magnatiles/SketchUp page. If you are interested or would like to add your experience working with younger students to this publication, please contact me. If you have a great project with any age group that you want to share (i.e. publish), let me know. I enjoy collaborating on papers!
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