Teaching students with Asperger’s Syndrome is a challenge. As a teacher who also has Asperger’s, I have some suggestions for how to do this, and wish to share them.
It took three programs to make this. First, outlines of the “double rainbow” patterns on each face were constructed using Geometer’s Sketchpad. A screenshot from that program was then pasted into MS-Paint, which was used to add color to the outline of the pattern on each face. Next, the colorized image was projected onto each face of a rhombic triacontahedron, using Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator — the program that put this all together, and what I used to generate the rotating .gif above. Stella is available at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php, with a free trial download available.
Interestingly, while this polyhedron itself is not chiral, the coloring-pattern of it, shown above, is.
With only small modifications, Stella can produce a very different version:
Which one do you like better?
Sleep eventually takes your awareness from you, and, at the end, you don’t even resist.
Asleep now. Initialization of nREM startup program in progress.
Stop. Evaluate time elapsed since last sleep-reprogramming. Identify areas of concern.
Rank items of concern in priority order,
Schedule upcoming REM cycle to allow the “playing out” out of necessary “real-word” drama to address the top priority concern. Maintain focus on that concern until it is replaced by another one, new, and of more importance. Keep an eye on all areas of past conflict, while watching for new ones, hoping for early detection.
If unavoidable, implement “the best you can fake it” multitasking coping-mode.
Realize that memory of this sleeping activity will be fragmentary at best.
Know also, nonetheless, that you are the one one writing the program, at both ends of the consciousness-spectrum, the autism spectrum, and any other spectra I find myself standing on.
To answer the obvious question: yes, this blog-post is deliberately being written in the grey zone between sleep and wakefulness. If parts of it make no sense, that’s the reason.
Note upon waking: I found this, written but not published, on my computer, when my alarm clock went off. I guess I’ll post it now!
The smaller images below may each be enlarged with a single click.
I made these using Stella 4d, which you can find at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.