Requirements


You need to create a comic strip that contains
- At least four panels
- A title
- An illustration of a mathematical concept or misconception
- Elements of humor, irony or drama

An example is shown below:

“High” Salaries in Mr. Stingy’s Company
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(Source: http://coffeeandgraphpaper.blogspot.com/2007/11/mean-median-and-mode.html)

There are a few online comic strip creators available. You may want to check out the following websites.
http://www.toondoo.com/Ctmpopularw.toon?ref=ctm
http://www.pixton.com/uk/overview#video
http://superherosquad.marvel.com/create_your_own_comic
http://www.garfield.com/fungames/comiccreator.html

You can also source for other nice comic strip creators. But you must remember to acknowledge the source if you have made use of any comic creating website.

Of course, you can also create your own cartoon characters using graphic design software.

Rubrics


Up to a maximum of 3 ACE points will be awarded to the entries. Please refer to the judging rubrics appended below.


3 (Excellent)
2 (Satisfactory)
1 (Poor)
0 (Not meeting requirement)
Required elements
The comic strip includes a title, author’s name and class, and acknowledge if necessary.
The comic strip is missing one of the required elements listed on the left.
The comic strip is missing two of the required elements listed on the left.
The comic strip is missing all of the required elements listed on the left.
Length
The comic strip includes at least 8 panels.
The comic strip includes 6 or 7 panels.
The comic strip includes 4 or 5 panels.
The comic strip includes less than 4 panels.
Concept
The mathematical concept or misconception is correctly explained.
The mathematical concept being explained is partially incorrect.
The mathematical concept being explained is mostly incorrect.
The mathematical concept being explained is totally incorrect.
Relevance
The math concept makes sense in the comic strip, i.e. by reading this comic strip, one would have a better understanding of the concept.
The math concept makes some sense in the comic strip, i.e. by reading this comic strip, one would have some understanding of the concept, though not clear.
The math concept does not make sense in the comic strip, i.e. by reading this comic strip, one would have no understanding of the concept.
No math concept is included in the comic strip.
Creativity
(score for this category will be doubled)
The comic is well presented with creativity or originality. The text shows elements of humor or drama.
The comic is well presented, but with limited creativity. The text shows little humor or drama.
The comic is poorly presented with limited creativity. The text shows little humor or drama.
The comic is poorly presented with no creativity. The text shows no humor or drama.

ACE Points (Max. 3) = Total score / 6 = ___ (Rounded to the nearest integer)

Submission Instructions


Only individual submission is accepted. Please submit the soft copy in either ppt or pdf file format. Email the soft copy to wangq@hci.edu.sg before the deadline.

Submission DEADLINE: 6 May, Friday, Term 2 Week 7. Strictly No Extension.



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