I love any subject that crosses over into the world of art. Geometry is definitely one of subjects and creates an optimal opportunity to dabble in art while studying mathematical concepts. This week we finished our study of symmetry and congruence, so our class created some beautiful symmetrical butterflies with congruent wings.
This activity opens up the conversation to all the ways geometry found in nature and the connection between school and the real world grows stronger... That's a win for teacher and students! Check out the pictures below! It really is a simple activity, but the product is really unique and colorful. We make them in winter colors so they reflect the season in our classroom. I love the final product and the look on my students' faces when they open their butterfly is precious!
|Plenty of paint ensures a good final image!|
|Rubbing the colors together...|
|Unfolding the page!|
|Green and groovy!|
|Bold and blue!|