Weekly Blog Post 9

Flying Horses (1959): Tessellation Art by M. C. Escher

Escher’s Pegasus (1959)

MC Escher’s work is a great way to teach tessellations as a mathematical concept for geometry, maybe with older or advanced students. They could learn that tessellations have no gaps or overlaps, and they could create their own shapes from cardstock or cardboard to create art themselves and learn geometry.

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Photo creds:  Alexis Taylor

Our group made attachable 3-D printed parts of a flower to align with Science SOL 1.4: The student will investigate and understand that plants have basic life needs and functional parts and can be classified according to certain characteristics. Key concepts include b) basic parts of plants.

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Science SOL 1.4 The student will investigate and understand that plants have basic life needs and functional parts and can be classified according to certain characteristics. Key concepts include b) basic parts of plants

Math SOL K.5 The student will identify the parts of a set and/or region that represent fractions for halves and fourths.

History SOL K.1 The student will recognize that history describes events and people of other times and places by a) identifying examples of past events in legends, stories, and historical accounts of Powhatan, Pocahontas, George Washington, Betsy Ross, and Abraham Lincoln

English SOL 1.5 Identify letters, words, sentences, and ending punctuation (i.e., periods, question and quotation marks, and exclamation points).