Friday, June 8, 2012
Book Recommendation: Combine Math Practice with Art
I came across this cool resource for math activities. Math Line Designs From Around the World: Grades 4-6integrates math, social studies and art with each reproducible. Students work on math equations as they create beautiful artistic designs from patterns all over the world. They solve questions about multiplication and division, fractions and percents, prime and composite numbers, etc. while coloring pictures of Aztec wall art, Persian stars and other interesting designs from places like Africa and Tibet. Each design also includes a critical thinking extension. I think these activities are a good way to practice math skills, learn a bit about other cultures, and have something colorful to display in the classroom. Kids love to color and would prefer these to boring math worksheets!