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Lesson Plans

Re: Kaliedoscopes for Lauren

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Bunki Kramer (
Tue, 8 Oct 1996 18:49:57 -0700

Lauren wrote.....
> Fourth grade art students will soon begin working with radial design to
>create 2D kaliedoscopes. The sixth grade students will soon begin work on
>3D kaliedoscopes. I am making connections to stain glass, rose
>windows,spanish tilework, arabian tile work,and Escher.
> Any suggestions for additional sources?
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Hi..............Try Dale Seymour Publications in Palo Alto, CA for their
poster of Symmetry in Wheels and teacher worksheet for $8-$9. Old hubcaps
found free at an auto dump or cheap hubcaps you can buy at K-Mart/Target
can be used to discuss radial it rotational or reflective. I use
several radial design projects with my 7th/8th grade ART N' MATH classes.
We also make 3D hexagonal kaliedocycles that rotate by hand. Another
project idea is trihexaflexagons and then hexahexaflexagons. Look up Martin
Gardner's books and you will find flexagons---different kinds. I've taught
all of my radial design lessons with 3rd to 9th grades and they can work
with just about any grade level.

And...check out Ken's web page... you will
find some more of my radial design lesson plans.

Hope this helps!

Bunki Kramer
Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Road
Danville, California 94526
sch.# 510-552-5620