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Math Design

Syllabus

2017-2018

 

INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS: Students can take this class as an elective math credit or as an art credit and will experience the unique relationship between the two subjects. The class will be completely driven by hands on artistic projects in which students will be actively learning and practicing practical math techniques. The goal of the class is for students to review basic math and geometry skills, but more importantly to think about math in new ways.

 

At the end of this course, you will

  • be able to do arithmetic easily
  • be able to create optical illusions
  • understand perimeter, area, volume
  • be able to name and compare shapes
  • be able to model and draft 3D and 2D spaces
  • understand scatter plots, data collections, and conclusions
  • understand less and greater than
  • be able to scale down or up an image
  • understand proportion, perspective, distance
  • know and work with number patterns
  • be able to create fiber art using patterns
  • understand human body and face proportions and ratios
  • know how to create parabolic curves from straight lines
  • be able to read, use, and create bar graphs and pie charts
  • understand how math patterns appear in nature
  • understand fractions, decimals, and percentages
  • know how to sort and categorize
  • be able to graph lines and points
  • understand spatial reasoning
  • be able to measure
  • understand symmetry

NEEDS AND RESOURCES: school provided art supplies

Required Background

To successfully complete this course, you must

  • be able to follow instructions and complete independent and group art projects

 

Required Materials

To successfully complete this course, you will need

  • only materials provided by school



COURSE SCHEDULE (subject to change)

September:

Symmetry - Kaleidoscope

Parabolic Curves - colored pencil compass art, original designs

Parabolic Curves - string wall art

Intro to Perspective Drawing - colored pencil interior room

To Scale Drawing intro

October:

Scale modelling - floor plans

Scale modelling - 3D models

Scale modelling - 3D models

November:

Platonic Solids and origami mobiles and chains

Blow up an image - graphing transfer from photo

Blow up an image - graphing transfer from photo

December:

Complex snowflakes mobile

Cross stitch graph paper pattern

January:

Optical Illusion Painted black and white ceiling tiles

Cross Stitch

Fibonacci Art

Spirolateral Art

Pi Skyline, Protractor Art

Optical Illusion Painted black and white ceiling tiles

 

Daily Schedule

10 min Math Quiz Question

35 min  Math Design Project Work

5 min   Clean Up

 

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

 

General Rules:

  • Students are permitted to miss no more than 15 classes for the semester - all absences beyond this point must be made up before or after school, 5 tardies = 1 absence
  • Students must use art supplies correctly and with respect
  • Respectful and kind behavior and language is expected at all times, students will be asked to the class if this does not happen
  • If students miss days, they must talk with teacher about making up all assignments

 

Student Responsibilities:

  • Arrive to school and class on time daily
  • Be prepared and ready to learn
  • Voice opinion in respectful way
  • Strive for academic excellence
  • Take responsibility for your own actions

 

Grading Policies:

When students are absent, they are expected to make up all work they missed within 5 class days of their return to school.

 

A+

97 - 100

B+

87 - 89.9

C+

77 – 79.9

D+

67 – 69.9

F

0 – 59.9

A

93 - 96.9

B

83 – 86.9

C

73 – 76.9

D

63 – 66.9

   

A-

90 - 92.9

B-

80 – 82.9

C-

70 – 72.9

D-

60 – 62.9

   




CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Wendy Kozak, Teacher at Ledyard Charter School
  • (603) 727-4772, available by phone on school days 8-9am, 3-4pm
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Student Signature: _____________________________________ Date: _____

 

Parent Signature:   _____________________________________ Date: _____

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