Celebrate spring with fun shape art and tap into student creativity.
Can use either AllStar or SureCut Dies.
Enable students to explore geometry through art, as they represent animals and common objects with an assortment of shapes. Younger students can tell stories about their pictures. Older students can calculate the total area of each shape in the picture. Students can even create symmetrical images and find the axis of symmetry.
Given geometric shapes, create fun critters and figures to artistically explore math concepts.
Note: This lesson can be created using either Ellison AllStar or SureCut Dies.
Supplies Used: Cardstock, Colored Pens or Pencils, Covered Wire or Thin Yarn, Crayons, Glue, Pipe Cleaners, Pom Poms, Scissors
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
Pre-K-5: Instructional programs from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 should enable all students to use visualization, spatial reasoning and geometric modeling to solve problems.
Standards are listed with permission from Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, copyright 2000 by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). NCTM does not endorse the content or validity of these alignments.
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