A kinaesthetic approach to teaching loci
This fantastic teaching idea came from Katie K:
Found a really good way of teaching Loci for Kinesthetic learners!
Give all students in the class a post-it note with blue tack on the
back. Then draw a dot on the whiteboard and get them all to stick their
post-its 10 cm away from the dot but not touching each other then sit
down- What shape have we made? (A CIRCLE!!)
I did this activity with all the loci bits- finite line (2 parallel
lines with semi circles), 2 touching lines (angle bisector), an
infinite line (2 parallel lines) etc.
I found that it worked much better than the goat tethered in a field!
Thanks very much Katie!
Building on Katie’s idea, Jane F recommends:
If the weather permits, this one is good out of doors. One person stands in the middle, everyone else has to stand one metre from them etc.