I love finding activities that inspire both sides of my brain. I’m the daughter of a painter and an engineer and although I became an engineer, the other side of my brain always calls out to me too. So for a little bilateral brain food for you and the kiddos, here are 10 Ways to Learn Math by Painting. Plus keep reading for this week’s Love to Learn Linky.
10 Ways to Learn Math By Painting
- Paint some Scratch Off Math Cards from Left Brain Craft Brain.
- Paint and play some Flower Number Line Games from Nurture Store.
- Learn about circle diameters by doing some Compass Painting from Housing a Forest.
- Practice numbers with some Printable Q-Tip Painting Sheets by From ABC’s to ACT’s. (Shared at the Love to Learn Linky!)
- Paint a π skyline. What Do We Do All Day shows you how to map it out.
- Teach math and art history at the same time with Klee Polygon Detective from E is For Explore (on We Are Teachers).
- Do some Dice Stamping Arithmetic from Housing a Forest.
- Painting by numbers is a tried and true way to practice numbers with painting. Check out Learn Play Imagine’s unique take on it by Painting by Number in the Shower.
- Learn about the Golden Ratio and make your own painting using it’s proportions, just like master painter Da Vinci did. The Virtual Instructor has a great video to help you understand how it works. The Golden Ratio and Phi has an interesting collection of examples from art and a couple of spectacular videos showing how the ratio exists in nature. (Photo: Hemenway, 2005)
- Teach kids some circle math and make this beautiful Color Wheel Clock from Tiny Rotten Peanuts.
And just for fun, here’s one more math link for you. It’s Mental Math: Learning to Be a Human Calculator. Tree Valley Academy shared this amazing resource last week at the Love to Learn Linky. Learn how to use both the left side and the right side of the brain for faster computing in your head.
Be sure to check out the other features this week:
Apple Learning Activities for Preschoolers from One Time Through
Five Free Apple Themed Printables from Totschooling
7 Creative Letter Learning Activities for Preschoolers from A Little Pinch of Perfect
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