Tuesday, April 15, 2014

5th Grade Rotational Symmetry Printmaking


Students demonstrated rotational symmetry in this awesome printmaking project. On day one students used 6x6" Styrofoam plates to create the design which would be rotated, and colored a piece of 12x12" paper using crayons for the background. Symmetrical designs were encouraged for the backgrounds also.
Day two we finished what we had started and then created the prints. I had students to mark the point of rotation on the back of their plates with a black sharpie. This helps students a LOT!
Students learned about printmaking, printmaking supplies and 3 types of symmetry: Rotation, translation, and reflection. But we focused on rotational symmetry.
Pictures do not do these justice! They are beautiful!!