Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Spirolateral Fun!!

Today the kids and I enjoyed making math art in the form of spirolaterals.  I found the idea on a blog called What Do We Do All Day.  Basically we just made spirals out of the three times table.  We wrote out the products for the three times tables as such:

3, 6, 9 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30

From there we made it into a sequence of single digits by adding the two digits of each number together.

So 12 would be come 1+2=3 and so on until we see the pattern emerge which for the three times tables is: 3, 6, 9, 3, 6, 9...

Then it was time to grab our graph paper and pencils and set to work.  Our first line across was three squares long then we made a 90 degree turn to the right and drew a line six squares long and then turn right 90 degrees again and draw a line three squares long and keep going until you come up with this lovely shape:

The kids had fun colouring them in too!

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