Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Freehand Artistic Geometry


Ricky, Joey and Mommy have been doing artistic geometry drawings once a week this year. Making shapes out of circles, using a compass and protractor, and measuring with rulers have all been important.


This month, we are trying something new! Instead of using drawing tools, we have been doing our geometry "freehand". First, we started off with drawing angles. After completing our angle examples, we checked with a protractor and realized that we were pretty close! Next, we did some of the drawings from the book Artistic Geometry, such as the Hexagram, and 6 Circles from 1. Next, we will be drawing items from nature, such as shells and leaves.

6 comments:

gina said...

How very cool.

Joy said...

Those are great! Tammy on http://laughlivelearnlove.blogspot.com/ did a whole series on those a month or two ago. They were so beautiful. I really want to buy one of those Waldorf geometry books now! :)

MamaRose said...

They did great on the freehand geometry. What better way to understand angles, etc. than to actually do it w/o the use of tools. I like that!

Pink & Green Mama said...

Lovely!! I want to make some too -- this is math I would actually like. :)

lovestitches said...

This is great and such a fun way to teach maths. My childhood teachers could learn a thing or two!

Tammy said...

We sure enjoyed our artistic geometry earlier in the year. Teaching math this way can be sooo healing!