'Take the classroom outside and explore Loci interactively'
'A set of students that all obey a given rule', that is what human loci is all about. Before working on points and shapes, this activity asks teams of students to stand in certain places according to given rules. Consider the different ways in which it could be done the different places to stand. What are the limits of the instruction? What are the details? What happens at the corners? How can it be expressed?
Here are some pictures of the activity in action
What you need
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- A large open space
- Some cones or markers to mark out lines and shapes
- Some copies of the instructions could be useful
- A camera to record the teams' answers
Perpendicular Bisector - equidistant from 2 points
In teams – put two points (posts or cones) out for each team and ask students to sit somewhere where they are the same distance from both points.
Discussion points - Is the line of infinite length?
Does it work if you have to be closer to one than the other? (see later challenge)
The following is an example of a question from the follow up worksheet
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