Pattern practice and Art, rolled into one!
In this math-integrated art lesson, students create and extend patterns using rubbings of raised line designs. The lesson focuses on line as an art element and introduces the use of rubbings to create texture and also as a simple printmaking technique.
Connect to math by having students explain and describe their patterns. Use finished art work as a tangible assessment and documentation of students’ understanding of patterns.
This lesson uses common classroom materials and requires very little prep.
Pattern Strips includes the following:
- list of art concepts and skills addressed
- a list of materials needed
- targeted art and related vocabulary
- detailed steps for introducing the lesson
- directions for art-making
- ideas for extending or varying the lesson
- ideas for looking at and discussing student art
- suggestions for writing extensions
- suggestions for math extensions
- photographs of student art work for reference
- a data recording sheet with a skip-counting and writing extensions
This comprehensive art lesson is designed to artist behavior and art analysis and reinforces mathematical concepts dealing with patterning.
Because I teach in California, this lesson also includes a list of the California Visual Arts Standards addressed for suggested grade levels. Please note that listed grade levels are suggestions only; any of these lessons can be simplified or made more complex to work for any elementary grade.
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Pattern Strips is bundled with three other lessons in Art With Patterns
Other math-connected art lessons:
Exploring Lines and Shapes
Playing With Shapes
Fun With Lines and Dots
More Art lessons and Art-integrated resources:
Art Task Cards
- self-directed Art activities for early finishers or Art centers
Start With Art
- five exploratory Art lessons with focus on elements of art
Integrating Art Across the Curriculum Sampler Bundle
- five integrated Art lessons
Artist Biographies for Kids
- informational text with ‘draw and write’ response prompts
Language Arts Strategies with Art BUNDLE
- learn Language Arts skills through art observation and discussion
Free Art resources:
Making Time For Art
-- suggestions and ideas for integrating art in the classroom
Looking at Art with Kids
- using well-known art works to supplement the curriculum
I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. I have worked with all elementary grades, and with special groups including ELL, GATE, and At-Risk students. Creating Art With Kids
lessons and resources are designed to foster student creativity, choice, and independence, and to encourage authentic art-making. Consideration is given to developmental appropriateness, differentiation possibilities, and teacher individuality. For this reason, directions are general, expectations are open-ended, and clip art on student pages is kept to a minimum.
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