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 written 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 written art, or art created with a series of words, letters, numbers, or any combination of the like. You will learn about the work of contemporary artist, Phil Hansen, and use his work as inspiration to create in the classroom.
After viewing this session, complete your own written work to test out the methodology before you teach in the classroom. You’ll have fun and be best prepared to support your students.
First, watch the Fact Fluency and Art training video in the next lesson. Then, watch Phil Hansen’s Ted Talk. Next, Read the short article titled The Truth About Fact Fluency. Finally, take the 5 question T/F quiz and read the material in the extension.
Download the Course Syllabus – fact fluence written art video syllabus
Professional Practice Goals
- Build your knowledge on all things fact fluency so you can confidently teach your students before incorporating art.
- Learn how to use the elements of art to analyze written art and teach your students to do the same.
- Walk through a full lesson before you take it to your classroom, so you can be sure you have everything you need for a lesson your students will remember.
In this workshop, you will:
Combine math with art to make learning fun, easy, and memorable for your students.
You will learn about contemporary artists, written art, repetition, the process for creating written art using math facts, and how the art strongly connects to math concepts.
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 repetition and other elements and principles 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. We will also look at differentiation and assessment in this lesson.
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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