Carrie's lesson 7-8yr olds 'Maths and Art collide'
I started today with the question 'What is an equilateral triangle?'
A few knew the sides were the same length and we talked about the angles at each corner being the same too. Their project today started by drawing around a card triangle to create a repeat pattern.
We talked about the primary colours and I asked them to choose two for their design. I encouraged them to mix a range of colours between the two primaries, and most did this with great success.
After painting, most went on to draw patterns in each triangle with either pencil or biro.
|We started the day with observational drawing with a focus on cropping the image. |
About half the class grasped the concept, seen in these interesting compositions.
(Computer would not let me rotate this image the right way!)