I love this idea of public photo sharing. It's great even if I don't do much of it. Checking out D'Arcy Norman's flickr faves or looking through Brian Lamb's trip to Croatia is amazing. I even subscribed to Doug Noon's flickr account rss feed and I get his 9 latest images on my Pageflakes page. So reading an article on digital photography by Terry Freedman got me thinking the other day about getting my class out in the yard to take digital pics of maths in real life, in their local environment. I grabbed five of our basic Kodak C300 cameras and got the class into teams of five to go and get ten mathematical pics in a 20 minute timeframe. Well, most groups were back sooner than that and we dumped the pics onto my laptop desktop and had them up on the IWB in ACTIVstudio annotating and discussing the maths involved in the first few pics. The first one was of a hopscotch layout and the kids identified area, perimeter, symmetry, intersecting lines, shape and number patterns. It was a great lesson.
Looking back through the pics, it struck me that for the short time frame the kids had, the brief scope of the task etc. that some of the pics showed some real photographic flair. So, for your enjoyment, here's a RockYou show of 10 of the best out of the nearly 50 snapped from 9.20 - 9.35 am on Wednesday morning.