Tessellations and technologyPosted: February 4, 2011
5th Graders selected from a translation, rotation or reflection tessellation. They then drew an image with a main subject and some supporting characters. They outlined them in fine line sharpies, then used colored pencils to color in. I then color copied them and they cut them out and glued them down. The rubric was relatively simple, with 2 written questions hopefully to make them think how technology can help artists. I will let you know what they say about their projects later.
This site links to many resources about Tessellations.
Once the tessellations are on display I will have students pair up and begin the process of grading the projects. They are given the rubric and they are to have a conversation about what was suppose to be in the piece of art. I caught a small portion of the discussion. Of course when I stop filming the great comments and discussion happened. Never fails!