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Math Craft Monday: Community Submissions (Plus How to Make an Orderly Tangle of Triangles)
It's Monday, which means once again, it's time to highlight some of the recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. I also thought that we'd try and create something known as an "Orderly Tangle" or "Polylink". This week we had a few submissions based off the projects of the week: creating parabolic arcs from straight lines and creating concentric circles.
STEM Family Night Planning Guide — Vivify STEM
STEM Family Nights are awesome! They generate excitement for STEM in your school and community by allowing students, teachers, and families to explore STEM together in a fun way! Read our guide to planning your own successful STEM Family Night!
5th Grade: 3-D Color Wheel Display
A while back I shared a tutorial on how to make a 3-D color wheel out of paper plates, which I found out from a reader comment, came from the September 2010 issue of Arts and Activities. I just wanted to share the photographs I took of these projects hanging in my display case. My 5th grade class this year is very small so they didn't exactly fill the case very much, but the first year I did this, I had almost 50 color wheels in there and it looked amazing!
Math Art Activities - The OT Toolbox
Math and art have gone together since early artists began creating. Many great works of art contain mathmatics, from buildings and pottery to paintings and statues. Today on Share It Saturday, we’re featuring math and art activities that kids can explore while learning through creative expression. Combining math and art in kids’ activities can be a great ... Read more
How to Make a Tunnel Book
About a month ago I posted some pictures of tunnel books that two Grade 6 classes made. I promised the tutorial and here it is. The tunnel book starts off as a regular accordion book and then halfway it flips up exposing a tunnel to the back page. It's a great project to incorporate writing and the visual arts. The tunnel section can represent a transition in the story, literal or figurative. With the Grade 6'rs it was part of their novel study. The had to choose a portion of the book they…