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Re: Website for Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC... a Math/Art teacher packet

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Wed, 20 Jan 1999 21:31:18 EST

Hi! I am actually using this packet right now with 4th and 5th grades. My
students are 90% Arabic, so they had actually visited some of the places in
the slides and taught me a bit about their culture. cool, huh? Anyway, the
packet is good but the 5th grade is struggling a bit with the compasses. They
have never used them before, but are trying to do it so I am encouraging them
to continue. I taught the 5th grade the basic designs in small groups and
tomorrow we are practicing them some more before designing a larger
composition. One of the great things about this art is that the size
limitations is the paper or building or piece of pottery that the design is
on. The designs could go forever. The 4th grade is doing a similar project
using construction paper and gluing tissue on the back to create a stained
glass window effect, but trying to use the geometric designs. There's a close
example on page 100 of Laura Chapman's Adventures in Art #4. The 5th grade
might end up doing something like this too if they get too frustrated with the
compasses. By the way, if anyone knows how to tighten up loose compasses, let
me know.
Good luck, Susan in Michigan.

In a message dated 1/19/99 7:49:27 AM, Mrsbeeswax writes:

<< <A HREF="">
This is a link to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, it is to the area
that describes teacher resources. Packets available for teachers to purchase.
One is described below
The Mathematics of Islamic Art
A packet for teachers of mathematics, social studies, and art. In addition to
20 slides of Islamic patterns found in architecture, ceramics, and miniature
paintings, this resource also includes a full-color poster, informative text,
overhead masters, and reproducible grids for students to use when creating
their own patterns. Ideal for geometry classes studying tessellation.

The rest of the Met site has wonderful resources visual and historical.
Enjoy !! Christine :)>>