ART 'N MATH KALEIDOSCOPES

 

    

These are done with squares of cut paper folded in one of three ways and glued in radial symmetry on pre-folded black background paper. Once shaped, the student is asked to determine the kind of radial symmetry that is present...rotational or reflective or both. The next step is to find the degree of rotation in the piece. Third, the student is required to find the total numbers of each color in his/her artwork and transfer that knowledge into percentages. Fourth, the student is finally asked to total the percentages which "might" not total 100%. They are asked to explain why these percentages might not add up to 100%. A lot of math knowledge in these lovely art pieces, hummm?