Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Math Art and Ladybugs

Some of the first grade teachers at East Elementary school have using art to help reinforce concepts in math and writing. I walked down the hall and took a picture of a few student samples. Each child created their very own little math problem and then created a little ladybug picture to solve the problem. This kind of artwork can be used in a variety ways to teach all kinds of math problems. Older children could practice multiplication by counting the dots on the ladybugs backs, or by figuring out how many legs each ladybug has.

There are 4 lady bugs on th grass and 2 down in the dirt. How many are there altogether?

5 ladybugs are on the grass and 1 is on the ground. How many altogether?

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