For week 4, I’d like to continue the minimizing distance problems from the iPads. Azita told me that students only went through the first two problems in Sketchpad, so I would like to continue their investigation of these problems to fully understand the benefit of using reflection to solve minimum distance problems. This should require about the first hour of the session. Have students pick up where you left off (which I believe is the Flag Pole problem) and have them investigate the remainder of problems in small groups, having a concluding discussion as a full class about what they learned.

To apply these reflection ideas, I would like to have students generate **their own** aerial representation of a putt put golf course. I have attached a sample of a putt putt hole that students can use as a guide. Students should then work in small groups to design their own golf course hole. It would be best if they did not draw how to find the hole in one shot using reflections since other groups will do this with their design next week. Encourage students to not only draw the design, but challenge them to see if they can determine the area and perimeter of their design. Students will need the following materials to draw their own hole:

-Copy of Handout downloadable here: Young Scholars Putt Putt Design

-Blank Paper to draw their design (the larger the better)

-Protractors

-Rulers

-Compass (if possible)

-Colored markers (if available)

**Update: Robert is looking into a DIGITAL way for students to make and share their golf course design instead of doing it by hand. I will let you know in a few days if we are able to do this.**

For the next videoconference session on March 31, I thought the students could share their holes to other sites and have the sites determine a solution applying the reflection techniques that they learned. This will take some careful planning on our part as ideally I would like to digitally share these designs. Perhaps each site leader could scan the designs and email them to me to prepare for sharing for March 31st.

Please email me at cbolognese@uaschools if you have any questions.