Monday, October 24, 2016

Math Monday: Cardboard Portraits


When math can be combined with art (and more often than not, that is totally possible) it's a win-win!
We used some cardboard shapes to sneak in little math lessons for Math Monday, courtesy of this inspiration from Artful Parent, http://artfulparent.com/2016/10/art-workshop-for-children-cardboard-portraits.html


Pencil Strung to Chopstick
 
First I introduced this tool and declared that it could help us draw a balanced circle.
Basically a big protractor.
We used extra large cardboard to test out the possibility.
I inquired how we could trace a smaller circle? Wrapping the string around the chopstick a few more times.
Big circle= big sister.
Little circle= little sister.


We used remaining cardboard to cut a handful of shapes for features.
Before bringing out the hot glue, we painted each facial feature separately.
Ms. O was not fully satisfied with simple shapes, so she cut out more details, including eyelashes!


EXPAND ON PORTRAITURE
How Much Does a Portrait tell us? http://artcuratorforkids.com/how-much-does-a-portrait-tell-us/
Great activity to segue into an Art Study lesson.

Zero. We took a look at the "number" zero with the help of this clever book by  Betsy Franco.


Then did some (easy) old-school math on the blackboard.


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