Radial Symmetry

Radial Symmetry

Class Description

This class introduces students to traditions in art exemplifying radial design and the intriguing magic and math behind radial symmetry and kaleidoscopic patterns. Memorable activities encourage students to visualize and predict patterns while the creative projects reinforce mathematical concepts. This class support Mathematical Practices.


Grade Level: 3-6
LINK: Art Class: Tessellations and Quilts and Geometry
LINK: Planetarium Program: Chaos and Order: A Mathematical Symphony

State Standards, Benchmarks, and GLEs

Grade 3-4

Louisiana State Standards Visual Art

VA-CE-E2 Students will explore and discuss techniques and technologies for visual expression and communication

VA-CA-E2 Students will identify images, colors, and other art elements that have specific meanings in cultural contexts

VA-HP-E2 Students will recognize universal symbols and how works of art communicate a universal language

VA-AP-E6 Students will identify where and how the visual arts are used in daily life and in the community

 

Grade 4

CCSS, Mathematics

Measurement and Data

Geometric measurement: understand concepts of angle and measure angles.

4.MD.5. Recognize angles as geometric shapes that are formed wherever two rays share a common endpoint, and understand concepts of angle measurement:

a. An angle is measured with reference to a circle with its center at the common endpoint of the rays, by considering the fraction of the circular arc between the points where the two rays intersect the circle. An angle that turns through 1/360 of a circle is called a “one-degree angle,” and can be used to measure angles.

b. An angle that turns through n one-degree angles is said to have an angle measure of n degrees.

Geometry

Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles.

4.G.1. Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.

4.G.2. Classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines, or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size. Recognize right triangles as a category, and identify right triangles.

4.G.3. Recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry.

CCSS, ELA/Literacy: Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration

4.SL.1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

b. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.

c. Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.

d. Review the key ideas expressed and explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.

4.SL.2. Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

CCSS, ELA/Literacy: Language

Vocabulary Acquisition and use

4.L.6. Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).

 

 

Grades 5-6

 Louisiana State Standards Visual Art

VA-CE-M6 Students will understand and visually express relationships among visual arts, other arts, and disciplines outside the arts

VA-CA-M2 Students will analyze and interpret art images for their symbolic meaning, purpose, and value in place and time

VA-HP-M3 Students will understand the meaning and significance of ideas, themes, and messages in works of art from the past and present

VA-AP-M6 Students will describe the use and value of the visual arts in daily life, the workplace, and the community

 

Grade 6

CCSS, Mathematics

Geometry

Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.

6.G.1. Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

6.G.3. Draw polygons in the coordinate plane given coordinates for the vertices; use coordinates to find the length of a side joining points with the same first coordinate or the same second coordinate. Apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

CCSS, ELA/Literacy: Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and collaboration  

6.SL.1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

b. Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

c. Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.

d. Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.

6.SL.2. Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.

CCSS, ELA/Literacy: Language

Vocabulary acquisition and use

6.L.6. Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

 

AAM

LASM is fully accredited in accordance with the standards of excellence prescribed by the American Alliance of Museums.

ACGBR-LDAThese programs have been made possible in part through the generous support of the East Baton Rouge City-Parish Government; the members of LASM; the Community Fund for the Arts of Greater Baton Rouge; the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Louisiana State Arts Council; and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.
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