One summer I developed a series of art projects where my students could practice using their geometry vocabulary. They also needed to practice measuring with a ruler for some of the activities. I find hands-on practice with art helps teach students math concepts.
To create the class quilt shown above, I gave each student two purple and two teal 3′”X 3″ squares. I showed them how to fold corner to corner to create the right triangles. I then challenged them to create a 6″X 6″ square in as many designs as possible. (There are some duplicates in the quilt shown above.)
We glued the designs on a 6″X 6″ construction paper square. We displayed them in the classroom with other classroom quilts.
To learn more about my art and geometry lessons, please visit this post at Artistry of Education.
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