Go deeper than a worksheet with a lesson that hits on the standards you need.
You are about to LEVEL UP your math fact fluency instruction!
Your students will be so engaged they will forget to thank you!
Here you will learn how to use mandalas as art to teach fact fluency. Because fact fluency can apply to any of the four basic operations, you can use this lesson at any grade level, readiness level, or for any of the operations.
You will learn about the history of mandalas, a variety of ways to create a mandala, and how to make the art connect strongly to math concepts.
After viewing this session, complete your own (written) artwork to test out the methodology before you teach in the classroom. You’ll have fun and be best prepared to support your students.
Lesson 1: Build Background Knowledge
You don’t have to be an artist to teach arts integrated lessons, but you need to know how art is connected to your subject so you can teach confidently and authentically! We’re going to build your background knowledge on how math and art connect in a way that will help your students better understand fact fluency.
Lesson 2: Analyze Art
I’ll model art analysis for you and then you’ll have a chance to try it for yourself! You’ll learn how to analyze for radial symmetry, repetition, variety, and color and how to teach your students to do the same.
Lesson 3: Make Art
Take this lesson straight to the classroom. Together we’ll walk through a classroom-ready lesson where your students will make art and then talk about what they made. When we say something, we’re more likely to remember it! Your students will have a chance to verbalize what they learned about art and what they learned about math through this project.
AMANDA KOONLABA , ED. S.
Founder and Creative Director of Party in the Art Room
Published Author and Speaker
Amanda Koonlaba, Ed. S. is an educator and artist years of experience teaching both visual art and traditional courses. Her career has been driven by the power of the arts to reach all learners. She is a published author and frequent speaker at education conferences.
Amanda earned her bachelor of education degree from Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS. Additionally, she earned a masters of science in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University and an education specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University. She lives in Mississippi with her husband, Cherdchai, and their three children.
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