MATH PROJECTS

Math through art projects generate beautiful works of art or games that reenforce mathematical concepts. I see that bringing the opportunity for creativity and hands on projects into the learning of math allows a broad spectrum of types of learners to be successful in understanding math. It also seems to enhance  children’s ability to make a wider variety of connections between what they are learning in the classroom and their world around them.
Units that have been developed are:

PLACE VALUE

Place Value projects are all based on ones, tens, hundreds and thousands. Many different mediums and designs are used to explore and encourage understanding of these concepts.

FRACTIONS

Students fold and cut colorful circles and rectangles into halves, thirds, and fourths. They then use specific combinations of fractional pieces to design collages.
We also use graph paper to practice concepts of fractions of areas.

NUMBER LINE

Creation of kindergarten cut and tape number line
Creation of 2nd grade color coded number line
Creation and playing of Number Line Game
Use of Number Line in the crafting of Multiples Collages

SYMMETRY

Vertical Symmetry
Horizontal Symmetry
Diagonal Symmetry
Rotational Symmetry

 

GEOMETRY


2D/3D Shapes/ Platonic Solids
Triangles/Tetrahedrons
Cool designs with Triangles
Triangles Everywhere!!!
Creation and Playing of “Match the Pattern” Sierpinski Triangle Game
Building a 3D stage three sierpinski Tetrahedron
Hexagons and Flexahexagons
Squares and Cubes
Pentagons and Dodecahedrons

 

ONES, FIVES, AND TENS


Decomposing Numbers Trading Game (Simple ways to add #s between 10 and 20)
1s, 5s, 10s hand stamp paintings

 

NAME ART


Kindergarten #of letters in your name shape collages
concentric circle name pictures
symmetry name pictures