Every other Wednesday, eager 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders come into the art room for Math Club. They bring their breakfast and work in groups on fun math problems and projects. We are working our way up to a competition in the spring where students can compete against kids from other schools. One of my goals at the end of last year was to start an art club. Unfortunately, I do not have a magical Harry-Potter time turner and there simply aren’t enough hours in the week this year. So I hatched up a devious plan (muahahaha) to incorporate art into math club! By doing cross-curricular projects kids get to experience the best of both worlds. I wanted to do something that would not be too much fo a challenge for the first project since this is the inagural group for Math Club.
We began by getting into groups and cutting up scrap papers.
Students glued their paper onto a 12×18 piece of construction paper.
Then, they used rulers to measure the sides and added up the sum to come up with an overall perimeter for their collage.
The kids had a lot of fun collaborating to make mathematical art. 🙂