# Polygon Collage by ISCI8UCB

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```									Karla Banks
Mooreland Heights
Math, Visual Arts
October 31, 2011

Polygons

Standards: Math
0306.4.1 Describe, compare, and analyze properties of polygons.

Visual Art
2.6 Create works of art with an intended purpose or combination of purposes.

Objectives: a) Students will identify polygons (square, rectangle, equilateral triangles,
isosceles triangles, scalene triangles, right triangles, parallelograms, rhombi, hexagons,
octagons, and pentagons.)
b) Students will create an original piece of art using polygons.

Vocabulary: polygon, quadrilateral, square, rectangle, equilateral triangles, isosceles
triangles, scalene triangles, right triangles, parallelograms, rhombi, hexagons, octagons,
and pentagons, collage, realistic, abstract

Materials: images of Eric Carle’s illustrations, selected Eric Carle books, paper, various
polygons cut our of paper, paper, glue, smartboard, smartboard file, Dragons, Dragons

Presentation: This is a culminating project to wrap up our geometry unit. It is designed
to review all of the vocabulary and shapes we have been studying.
1. Tell students that we are going to review the shapes we have been talking about in
math for the last few weeks. Review the definition of polygon. Find polygons around
the room and in the smartboard file. Review triangles and the 4 different types of
triangles (right, equilateral, isosceles, and scalene). Review quadrilaterals and the
different types of quadrilaterals such as square, rectangle, parallelograms, and rhombi.
Review other polygons that have more sides such as pentagon, hexagon, and octagon.

2. Explain to students that we are going to use polygons to create a piece of art. We are
going to create a collage. Tell students that a collage is a piece of art made of many
different pieces. Our collage will be made from paper. We will use many pieces of
paper put together to make a piece of art. Collage can be realistic or abstract. Ask
students to define realistic and abstract. Accept reasonable answers and guide students to
come to the conclusion that realistic art looks like what it is supposed to represent, but
abstract art requires the viewer to use their imagination.

3. Direct students to look at some of Eric Carle’s artwork. Show the students the book
Dragons, Dragons. Show them the different illustrations in the book. Point out that Carle
used collage to create all of the illustrations in the book. Discuss how he overlapped the
different paper to create new shapes. Discuss how Carle paints his own tissue paper and
creates his illustrations from his paper.

4. Show several images of Eric Carle’s illustrations. Ask students what they see in the
illustrations. Use guided questioning to get the students to notice different details. Talk
about the details in the painting and how he used collage. (embedded assessment)

5. Since it is Halloween, we are going to create a monster or another imaginary creature.
We are going to create a collage. Tell students that their collage needs to look like some
kind of creature. It needs to be made up of at least 5 different shapes. You must be able
to tell me the name of the shapes that you use in the collage. You can overlap the shapes
and turn them in different directions. Be creative and have fun.

6. Pass out materials and allow students to create their collage. Question students about
the shapes they are using as they work. Help students with glue.

Closing: Have students tell the shapes that they used in their collage. Review what a
collage is and how it is created.

Evaluation: Students will be evaluated by guiding questioning, teacher observation,
their level of attention/behavior, participation, oral responses, and collage. (rubric
attached).

Polygon Collage Rubric

Needs          Unsatisfactor
Excellent              Satisfactory
Improvemen            y
t
Followed all             Needed one or two      Needed much       Refused to
classroom rules.         prompts to follow      prompting to      participate or
Responded to peers       rules.                 follow rules.     disrupted.
Attention/
kindly and
Behavior
appropriately. Eyes
on the speaker,
listened quietly.
many appropriate         few appropriate        comments          disrupted.
questions, and           showed good            answered few
showed good              listening behaviors.   questions.
listening behaviors.
Responses were           Responses were         Responses         Refused to
Oral            correct and              limited. Student       were              provide any
Responses-      thoughtful. Students     provided few facts.    incorrect or      responses.
Math            were able to share                              off topic.
Related         many ideas related to
the math objectives.
Responses were           Responses were         Responses         Refused to
correct and              limited. Student       were              provide any
Oral
thoughtful. Students     provided few ideas.    incorrect or      responses.
Responses-
were able to share                              off topic.
Art Related
many ideas related to
visual art standards.
Created a collage that   Created a collage      Created a         Did not create