Saturday, March 3, 2012

Math Problems with Famous Prints

Pablo Picasso (artist)
Family of Saltimbanques, 1905
I was given this art print to integrate into a lesson by my principal. We have been talking about things in pairs (eyes, feet, elbows, etc).  So we did math problems with the painting by figuring out how many pairs of things were in the painting. We dug a little deeper and talked about fingers and toes as well to help with counting by fives and tens. You can also do half the group, adults, children, if two people leave how many eyes are left?, etc. I brought in other prints and asked the same type of questions. It was a fun and easy way to integrate the arts into a meaningful lesson that went along with what we were studying already.