Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Cherry Blossom Math Art Project

Out here in Utah we have been patiently waiting for spring and it is just a few days away now!  The spring equinox is on March 20th!  We have been talking a lot about our trip around the sun and we are excited to meet this milestone!  

I showed my students a few pictures of cherry blossom trees that I found through google.  This one is from centralpark.com

I also showed them the oriental style of painting cherry blossom trees and branches.  There are many examples to be found through google.  This one is from: http://www.bloomstersfl.com/CONTACT-.html 

I showed my students how to use a q-tip to make the branches and the flowers.  To make the flowers use the tip like a stamp and make little flowers by clumping together pink circles.  

I work with a fabulous aide, Mrs. Gurule, who also happens to be a very talented artist!

This week my class has been practicing dividing a set of objects in half.  
They had to have equal blossoms on each side of the tree or branches so that they were thinking about dividing a set of objects in half.  

Here is how they turned out.  Didn't they do a great job?!

While my students were painting I played some youtube videos with birds chirping like this one...


Erika said...

Those are so beautiful.

Barbara said...

The cherry blossoms are just starting to bloom here in Victoria. Yay!
I always do cherry blossom art, too. But I've never thought of tying it in with math. Cool idea!

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