9781631597695

Math Art and Drawing Games for Kids Fun Art Projects to Build Amazing Math Skills

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    9781631597695

  • ISBN10:

    1631597698

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-11-19
  • Publisher: Quarry Books

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Summary

In Math Art and Drawing Games for Kids, you’ll find an amazing collection of more than 40 hands-on art activities that make learning about math fun!

Make Art + Learn Math Concepts = Become a Math Genius!
 
  • Create fine art-inspired projects using math, including M. C. Escher’s tessellations, Wassily Kandinski’s abstractions, and Alexander Calder’s mobiles.
  • Make pixel art using graph paper, grids, and dot grids.
  • Explore projects that teach symmetry with mandala drawings, stained glass rose window art, and more.
  • Use equations, counting, addition, and multiplication to create Fibonacci and golden rectangle art.
  • Play with geometric shapes like spirals, hexagrams, and tetrahedrons.
  • Learn about patterns and motifs used by cultures from all over the world, including Native American porcupine quill art, African Kente prints, and labyrinths from ancient Crete.
  • Cook up some delicious math by making cookie tangrams, waffle fractions, and bread art.
Take a creative path to mastering math with Math Art and Drawing Games for Kids!

Author Biography

Karyn Tripp is a former public school teacher turned homeschool mom of four kids. Through her online community TeachBesideMe.com, she shares with teachers and homeschool parents how to make learning enjoyable and engaging, and eases the burdens of her fellow educators by offering exciting and memorable learning activities. Karyn is also a member of STEAM Kids Books, a group of educational bloggers—engineers, teachers, math nerds, art lovers, and writers—who have thus far co-written and self-published three titles. She lives in Cedar Hills, Utah.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
What You’ll Need
Key Math Concepts
 
1 = Math with Fine Artists
Fine artists often use math in their creations.
Explore their artwork with these fun projects.
Paul Klee’s Geometric Mosaic
M. C. Escher’s Infinity Triangles
Victor Vasarely’s Op Art Illusions
Alexander Calder’s Face Mobile
Frank Stella’s Protractor Art
Jasper Johns’s Hidden Number Art
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Geometric Stained-Glass Art
 
2 = Art with Graphs & Grids, Numbers & Equations
Try creative mathematical projects on graph paper, and count your way through art with
projects that feature equations.
Square Numbers Tower
Dot Grid Art
Multiplication Grid Art
Skip Counting Circular Art
Golden Spiral Art
Splash Patterns
Vedic Square
 
3 = Symmetry in Art
Symmetry is when two or more parts are identical on either side of a shape or form.
Explore these fun ways to make art with symmetry.
Rotational Symmetry
Paper Clip Symmetrical Art
Mandala Drawings
Kirigami Paper Cutting
Rose Window Stained Glass
Hectograph Ink Prints
 
4 = Geometric Art
Get creative with shapes and lines.
Spiral Squares
Descending Polygons
Triangle Math Puzzle
3-D Paper Shapes
Tetrahedral Kite
 
5 = Cultural Math Art
Art has been created throughout history and around the world. And in most art, math and
patterns are involved.
Native American Quill Art
African Kente-Pattern Prints
Tibetan Sand Pendulum Art
Spanish Geometric Tile Cube Puzzles
Ancient Cretan Labyrinth
Islamic Eight-Pointed Stars
Yin-Yang Asian Geometrical Art
 
6 = Edible Math Art
Everything is always more fun when food is involved. The projects in this section are all
edible. You’re welcome!
Pattern Block Cookies
Waffle Fraction Patterns
Chocolate Square Splatter Art
Bread Art: Doubling a Recipe
Stained Glass Gelatin Art
 
More Stuff
Templates
Resources
About the Author
Index

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