Mathematical Flipbooks 2013

Here are some examples of the Mathematical Flipbooks produced by 6RJ this year.

Details of the Assignment:

The Mathematical Flipbook is an assignment is that explains and illustrates some of the mathematical concepts that relate to art and architecture. The language should be simple enough that a Grade 4 student could understand it, but at the same time you must include the target vocabulary.

You should include:

  • 2-D Shapes
  • 3-D Shapes
  • symmetry
  • phi /Golden Ratio
  • pattern
  • pictures of art or architecture that show these concepts
  • architectural features: domes, arches, columns etc.



6RJ’s Masterpiece Projects-2013

They have arrived!!! The Masterpieces are complete and now being displayed in the library at Mulgrave. If you get a chance, please check them out. As each year passes that this assignment is given, I am continually impressed with the quality and craftsmanship of these beautiful projects.

Students were given the task of choosing a famous architect and creating a “Masterpiece” that is inspired by the style of that architect. In addition, students needed to make connections to all three lines of inquiry. Their connections required them to describe the elements and principles of art, the mathematical concepts and lastly why their masterpiece is aesthetically pleasing.

The last component of this assignment was for students to give an oral presentation demonstrating the new knowledge and connections between their chosen architect and their Masterpiece. The students did a fantastic job and shared their new found knowledge in interesting and creative ways. Well done to everyone.