A few months ago, I got an email from one of the art teachers in the school. She was offering her classroom, a makerspace of sorts, and her creative expertise to any teacher that wanted to bring their class down.
I jumped at the opportunity. After all, what have I been enjoying most about math lately? Making and appreciating #mathart.
So. We brainstormed and ultimately settled on doing a project that would lead into our upcoming similarity unit. It would have the kids constructing equilateral triangles descending in size, alternating colors, each triangle with a side length the same as the height of the previous triangle.
The students had never done constructions before, so it was a good introduction to using a compass, and it was also a chance for the students to play with the artistic concepts of structure, contrasting color choice, and composition. The kids had fun, and…
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