A family explores paintings and other masterpieces at the art museum. The paintings are brilliant and many of them have mathematical dimensions, whether visible or hidden. Elementary math concepts that relate to perspective, composition, symmetry, and other principles turn a stroll through the art museum into an eye-opening adventure.
Cool Tessellations : The Tiling of Space- Shape Up! Get to Know Your Polygons!- Project 1: Making a Tessellation -- Three of a Kind : Regular Tessellations The Great Eight : Semi-Regular Tessellations- Anything Goes! Non-Regular Tessellations- Project 2: Tessellating with Scissors- M.C. Escher : The Master of Tessellations -- Mirror Image : The Beauty of Symmetry- Project 3: Tessellating with Tracing Paper- Archimedean Solids : Another Dimension- Project 4: Tessellating in 3-D -- Math…
This book is a starting point that introduces kids to some major patterns in the natural world. Just as the branches of a tree spread upwards into the sky, roots branch deep into the ground. Branches also spread through our bodies, inside our lungs and veins. Storms and snail shells spiral; electrons and galaxies spin. With brief text and full-spread illustrations, this book is designed to inspire kids to observe, discover, & explore hidden structures and shapes in the natural world around…
When things are sorted together, they are called a set. Things that make up a set have something in common. In this book, real-world examples and corresponding photos make this math concept easy for the youngest readers to grasp.
How many different combinations of ice cream sundaes can be made? Readers get the scoop along with Winnie the lunch lady, her cat Marshmallow, and some curious kids in this delicious tale.
POSTER: Waterfall - Lithograph print by the Dutch artist M. C. Escher which was first printed in October, 1961. It depicts an apparent paradox where water from the base of a waterfall appears to run uphill before reaching the top of the waterfall.
Toads and tessellations : a math adventure - University of Calgary
Even for an apprentice magician Enzo is not very good, but when Tessel the shoemaker needs to use a single piece of leather to make twelve sets of shoes, Enzo finds that when magic fails, math may solve the problem.
KIT: IN the Ocean - Includes 3 different shapes (squid, ray and sea turtle) in three colors (purple blue and green), 4 activities and 2 worksheets. In the Ocean is a puzzle with a variety of shapes (called tiles) that fit together to form many different tessellations.
KIT: Fibonacci numbers pine cone lab: This kit explores several common natural patterns that contain numbers in the Fibonacci sequence. Integrates math and biology in a fun way.
Does a polka-dotted sock match a striped sock? Young children will learn about matching, an important early math skill, as a lonely striped sock searches the house for its mate. They will may even be inspired to practice this skill in their own sock drawers! .
A lively collection of poems about animal camouflage and adornment. Birds and beasts from all walks of the animal kingdom are gathered here, beautifully illustrated in Lois's signature bold and bright collage style.