This lesson requires no background in art. It was written for Classroom Teachers.
Students may not realize how much Math plays in creating art. In Pieter Breughel the Elder’s painting, “Games Children Play,” it is easy to identify right, obtuse and acute angles.
This activity requires active engagement by students in both a whole class setting and small groups. It also includes a component for individual assessment.
Using art as a teaching strategy gives students a new perspective on learning math and provides an enjoyable experience that will hold their attention. Using the paintings in this lesson as vehicles for teaching math, will provide an authentic application of the subject of lines and angles.
Teacher Directed instructions for SMARTBOARD
Cooperative Learning Materials
Copies of three Pieter Brueghel Paintings
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