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Mathematics and Art – Week Three – Cadence #1 and Mosaics

24 January, 2014

This week’s collection of artworks was all about playing with shape and space.

I love the artwork Cadence #1 and used it as a starting point. I also showed the kids some images of mosaics (just whatever came up on Google image search when I typed mosaic). I then let them have at it with large and small paper squares, glue and teeny square paper “tiles”.

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The younger children just enjoyed the glueing.

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We had some mosaics that made the outline of a shape.

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And some that made objects.

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We also had one very nice symmetrical pattern. ūüėČ

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To further our shape and space exploration, we tried some circle mosaics, with circles of paper and some circle stickers I picked up cheaply at the grocery shop.

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And because we are all a little crazy around here, we used a pack of foam offcuts/scraps to make a collaborative collage based on last week’s artwork, Castle and Sun.

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Coming up soon, we’ll start exploring the different forms of symmetry, in different ways.

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