Using geometry to create a mountain scene out of wood

 

“Measure twice, cut once.” Rounding out a semester-long interdisciplinary project between art and math, 7th graders apply what they've learned in geometry to design compositions out of wood.

 

Students mastered a number of skills – including precise measurement and applied mathematics – and exhibited a number of attributes of the IB learner profile, from knowledgeable and principled to balanced and reflective.

 

Once the designs are finalized, Ms. Sinclair will cut the wood while students complete a self-assessment of how their skills have progressed and how their compositions demonstrate target Principles of Design: movement, rhythm, and balance.