It allows a student to explore linear art. The creates a hyperbole for secondary school math students but primary school kids will see this as pretty art.
It is a great lesson to use for the end of the day.
This is an activity where the kids can practice on scrap A4 paper before moving to good quality paper.
On an A4 sheet
You can use a preconstructed template. CLICK HERE to download templates of different shapes.
Discuss the internal and external designs with the students and the different structure caused by starting at different places along the perimeter.
I show students a PowerPoint of the finished product.
CLICK HERE for the PowerPoint of a linear art drawing on a regular hexagon.
CLICK HERE for a YouTube video on how linear art works.
Older students can explore many different designs by themselves.
Once the students have explored the linear art activities on paper, the can explore different shapes on cardboard.
I have used the designs on manilla folders.
Once the kids have completed their designs on paper they receive
Lesson Plan - Process
The back of the linear art is used to hold the thread with tape so it will look ugly.
To improve the appearance, glue a picture from a magazine over this section.
The students have a usable folder that they have personalised.
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