Monday, October 20, 2008

Math Monday: Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso's birthday is October 25th, so we wil be studying him this week.

-Pablo Picasso died in 1973, at the age of 91. How many years ago did he die?

-One of Picasso's art periods was "Cubism". Cubism often used basic geometric shapes to depict people and landscapes. I will use this time to review shapes and to introduce their 3-D equivalents such as spheres, cubes, cylinders, etc. We will then look for these shapes in nature.

-Find copies of several Picasso paintings and ask others which is their favorite. Graph the results. You can use a book like Pablo Picasso: Life and Workby HF Ullmann to find many examples of his work.

That is really all I can come up with regarding Picasso and math. I do want to share a website that was created by a Middle school math teacher and is designed for kids in grades 1-8. It is Hooda Math and is a free website with some cute games on it.

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