Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Post-It Math / Art

photo credit: design sponge via David Stark
Back in 2010, designer David Stark had a post-it note fridge challenge. This would be a great activity to teach kids about area / perimeter, as well as fractions. 

Post-It Note Math 

Integrate math and art with this student collaboration project! Divide students up into groups. First, students map out their design on graph paper, creating a multiplication array. Their design can be square or rectangular. When they're finished sketching it out, have them write down the equation for their array. Next, have students figure out the area and perimeter of their design. Then, they figure out the fraction for each colored post-it note they will use. Once they've completed the math, they construct their design! They will create wall art using post-it notes. Their design will help guide them through the construction process. 

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