Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Easy spring math ideas

There are so many things you can do with a spring theme! Using a little bit of scrapbook paper, some ric rac and colored bow tie pasta, here's what I came up with: Patterning with Kite colors.
Patterning with colored bow tie pasta. This is the first time I have attempted to color pasta. I used the same method that I used to color my rainbow rice here. I dabble in cake decorating so I have some gel colors - I found that the gel stayed a little sticky so next time I will use the regular liquid kind!
Ordering the kite by the length of it's tail.


Measuring how many bow ties tall each tail is.



AB pattern using colored petals.



AAB pattern using colored petals.


ABC pattern using colored petals.


Have fun coming up with some other spring math ideas - feel free to leave a link to some of your own in the comment box.


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11 comments:

Ana said...

wonderful!

Sippy Cup Central Mom said...

We enjoyed graphing with goldfish. Thanks for your pattern ideas! Karen

http://sippycupcentralmom.blogspot.com/2011/03/graphing-with-goldfish.html

phasejumper said...

The flower patterning would be cute with rays on a sun, too.

Lindsay said...

Great ideas!! I love kites in crafts and manipulatives. I need to make some fun things with them for next month! Love your ideas!

Jenny said...

Great idea...and lord knows I have plenty of scrapbook paper in my closet :)

sailingintofirstgrade said...

Seriously ... TOO cute! Thanks for sharing. You have helped look at things in a new way!
~Kim

Sara said...

I just have to say that I had a "DUH" moment with the kites and pasta. I've never thought of that and I've had the colored bow-tie pasta for a long time! I got so attached to the "butterfly" shape that I never thought of kites!

Elle Belles Bows said...

Great job!! Love the pasta idea! CLEVER!!!

Thanks for sharing all you do!

Kerri

Holly said...

Great Math ideas! The bow tie pasta was especially creative.

Ktribe said...

So pretty! and fun!
Kelly
k-tribe.blogspot.com

Laura said...

Super cute! LOVE it...