It's the end of the school year which means for math, all my grades (K-2) are learning shapes, whether it's 2D or 3D. So here's a simple activity that integrates math and art.
To make a combo class flow and function, I use art as a way to bridge all the grades together. Since it's an independent activity (most of the time), students are busy creating while I'm teaching one class their math assignments. It's brilliant and effective.
MATERIALS: All you need is paper in many colors, white cardstock, glue, scissors, and a pencil.
1. Review the shapes. 2. Instruct students to select one shape. In the above case, the child chose triangles. 3. Have your student create triangles - but in many shapes and using three different colors. 4. Cut. 5. Assemble and glue down.
It's that simple!
Teaching the fundamentals like shapes is ideal for math and art because it brushes upon knowledge of both. This activity is a great way to do so. Enjoy!