Saturday, January 12, 2013

Math Art - Geometry

This year as a supplement to my daughter's math curriculum, she has been creating geometrical art pictures. Following the book Mathematics in Space And Time by John Blackwood she has created many impressive works while learning how to use a compass and a straight edge.

Now she knows how to bisect an angle, find the midpoint of a line, draw a hexagon and create a spiral using only her straight edge and compass. This is one of her favorite weekly activities as she has always loved coloring. The book is recommended for ages 12-14, but my five year old watches closely as she creates these drawings and then tries to emulate her. I think my five year old will have more success in a few years and I will definitely introduce her to these activities in the future.

To read more about the games and activities we use to supplement math and have fun please visit my math page.

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  1. Beautiful designs! Thanks for linking up! I'm your newest follower (101 - whoop!whoop!)

    Teaching Maddeness

  2. Love this...thank you for introducing me to a cool math resource. I need to check this one out. And thank you for sharing it with the Virtual Curriculum Fair!

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  4. Thanks for the book recommendation. I just bought a used copy! Not only is my son taking Geometry this year, he's taking Studio Art, so it's a great match. I blogged on math games and activities for high school students today. You might find it helpful as your daughter progresses through math.

  5. Those are beautiful!! Thanks so much for the recommendation, I think my daughter would love this!!

  6. my son was so very intrigued by these. he thinks it's a bit beyond him yet so in a couple of years I'll be looking at doing this with him too. :)

    annette @ A net in time

    pasting website since the blogger one is no longer open.:)

    1. She's eleven and the book is recommended for 7th and 8th grade. I think that is a pretty good recommendation.

  7. Thank you so much for sharing this activity on our After School Link Up. This is sxz fly the things we can all do to supplement what happens at school. I can't wait try try this sith my daughter. Can't wait to see what you share next Sunday.

  8. Great post I will be sharing this on the A+ TutorSoft Math FB and Twitter page on Wednesday!

  9. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  10. That is a super cool project! I'm going to be checking out that book! Thanks for linking up to The Homeschool Post's #hsbat!

  11. So beautiful. I would have loved doing these at that age.


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  13. Wow, the patterns are incredible! Thank you so much for telling me about this resource. I'm going to check it out. :-)

  14. What a great blog you have here! Way to go with everything! I love the patterns and I can't believe how frequently you blog--impressive!
    Kids Math Teacher

  15. Those are beautiful works of art (and math). I pinned your book recommendation for the future - thanks for sharing it with Afterschool!

  16. Wow - those turned out great! We're so glad you're linking up at After School.


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