The grade 6s have been creating Shape textbooks in their Math classes using Pages. Each student was give a selection of shapes to research and then their books were planned out using a standard structure of:
- Cover page
- Main sections
The main body of the books were the shape sections for which five shapes had to be described, including an overview of each shape, five facts about the shape, a technical drawing and pictures of the shape in real-life
As well as Pages, the students also used a Google Doc to keep track of their citations, Google Drawings to create the shape’s technical drawings, the screenshot function within OS X and Tagul for their book’s visual index. They also used a few of the more advanced features within Pages: the drawing tool to outline their shapes on real life photographs; automatic page numbers and title headers; and borders, shapes and picture frames to enhance the layout of their content.
Here are a few screenshots of what the books looked like as they were being created in Pages:
And embedded below are the finished books published online through ISSUU: