Math & Art Project-Based Learning: Piet Mondrian, Fractions, Decimals & Percents

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This unique project combines Piet Mondrian's art with a mathematical project. Using this product, students investigate Mondrian's art using the "See-Think-Wonder" routine from "Making Thinking Visible. They estimate fractional amounts of color on Mondrian-inspired examples, and measure the artwork using 100s grid overlays. They also create their own Mondrian-inspired art using specific fraction amounts.

Next, students learn how to turn those fraction amounts into decimal number representations and percentages (when appropriate for the grade level completing the project).

This 24 page unique problem-solving art investigation includes the following:

1. A mini-biography of Piet Mondrian with glossary (color).

2. 6 pages of detailed directions/lesson plans for teachers that include photographs (color).

3. A "See-Think-Wonder" graphic organizer with a direction page for teachers and finished example (black and white).

4. 100s Grid page (black and white).

5. Two Mondrian Data Collection pages, differentiated for percentages and without percentages (color AND black and white).

6. Two pages of colored stationary for student reflective writing at the end of the project.

7. Three numbered Mondrian-inspired art examples for use throughout the lessons (color).

You can also read more about this project at:

http://mossyoakmusings.blogspot.com/2016/04/mondrian-math-fractions-decimals.html

Total Pages
24 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Explain why a fraction 𝘒/𝘣 is equivalent to a fraction (𝘯 Γ— 𝘒)/(𝘯 Γ— 𝘣) by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.
Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
Understand a fraction 𝘒/𝘣 with 𝘒 > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/𝘣.
Understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

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