Islamic Art and Geometry (elementary)

Last changed: 05/29/2019 11:27am
Visual Art Social Studies Math
Grade Level Program Alignment
1 60 min
In-School Short Term Residency
All year
$10 40
no Phone , Email
Colored pencils, rulers, protractors
pencil sharpeners
normal classroom setup
I can more fully understand and use mathematical vocabulary and concepts including geometry, algebraic patterns, numerical relationships, and measurement. I can follow a set of pre-written instructions to reinforce these mathematical concepts. I can use various tools (rulers, levels, tape measures) to measure, align, or orient their work.
In this workshop, students will gain an understanding of Islamic art and how the artists created geometric patterns using simple tools: a ruler, compass and grid paper. Through a series of activities, students will recreate these patterns using design principles and techniques that reinforce understanding of angles, shapes, symmetry, transformations and other geometric principles. The workshop begins with a review of Islamic Art and a discussion of what makes it unique and interesting. We then move on to analyzing the shapes and angles in the artwork to identify the types of angles and geometric shapes, types of symmetry and transformations. Next, students try their hands at creating Islamic patterns using a number of templates and designs. They learn to construct a typical Islamic pattern and then color it using their own creativity. The workshop ends with a display of all the completed patterns and a discussion of what inspired the artwork. Students are asked to present their work and explain what methods were used to create the artwork.
Assistance during the workshop.

Grade 5

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.G.B.3 Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category. For example, all rectangles have four right angles and squares are rectangles, so all squares have four right angles.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.OA.B.3 Generate two numerical patterns using two given rules. Identify apparent relationships between corresponding terms. Form ordered pairs consisting of corresponding terms from the two patterns, and graph the ordered pairs on a coordinate plane.
Anchor Standard #7. Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Anchor Standard #3. Refine and complete artistic work.
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