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Math Meets Art: Symmetry Self-Portraits

Symmetrical self-portraits - great idea for teaching symmetry and measurement. Excellent step-by-step instructions.

Kids show their knowledge of geometry terms by creating art! Each child is given a piece of paper. They are given an instruction (such as make 3 dots). Then, they pass their sheet of paper. Another instruction is given (ex: use a compass to create 3 circles from the 3 dots). Students draw on their peers' paper. Then, they pass the paper. Papers get passed around until they reach their "owner." The owner embellishes the line drawing to create a unique piece of art!

Fifth graders learned about symmetry by making cowboy boots using their mirrored names as part of the design.

This App "Noise Control" magically ask your students & kids to keep quiet on your behalf..... It's so magical that teachers found that students are more willing to corporate in classroom activities.... http://theteachingpalette.com/2010/01/29/shhh-noise-control-2/

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Fifth grade math station at Scarborough Elementary

This is definitely a fun way to teach statistics!

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Looking For a TWIST on Spiral Math

Teachers : A Twist on Spiral Math: Read about different ways Spiral Math can be used in the classroom, and how it can help your students.

Fun, easy way to teach the scientific method. "Do taller children have bigger feet then smaller children?" In the picture students collected their data (drew a bar the size of their feet) and used a ruler to measure their graph and record their results.