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Monday, April 7, 2014

Geometric Sewing

Every year after taking our Math STAAR test, I like to give the kids a little mathematical art therapy!  I begin with the Kaleidoscopic Octagon which emphasizes reflectional symmetry.  Then, I move into geometric sewing.  Basically, this is line design with string.

Line designs are geometric patterns formed
entirely by the use of straight line segments that
produce the illusion of a curve.

So, we spent our day today preparing the sewing surface and learning how to thread a needle.  I have found a way that is fool proof, but didn't think to record it today...

Once they had a needle on the thread, they were off!  This is Mrs. Whitehead's class on their first day:

We will continue sewing tomorrow!