Transform your mathematics classroom into an art gallery by using a work of art as the focal point to a mathematics lesson!
Open your mathematics lesson by students viewing a PowerPoint (with informational footnotes; 9 slides) featuring the life and works of the artist, Wayne Thiebaud. With their math goggles™ on, students create their own “fraction sucker” in the spirit of Wayne Thiebaud. Excite students about learning mathematics by using the visual arts as a tool!
This detailed lesson (6 pages) focuses on:
- creating a visual and concrete model of a proper fraction
- finding and naming equivalent fractions
Each field-tested lesson plan includes color photos of students’ artwork, so you know what the final product(s) should look like. Also included are list of related children’s literature, list of related websites, and extension activities.
Each slide of the PowerPoint slideshow is footnoted with details about the artist and his/her artwork, as well as and supporting information and math questions! Plenty of information is provided to make you, the teacher, feel confident and knowledgeable!
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I am uploading more integrated mathematics-visual arts activities regularly for grades Prekindergarten – 5th. Keep an eye out and tell your teacher-friends!
Put on your math goggles™ and see math in art!