Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Math, Art and the Funny Papers


Ms. Weaver put out a call for the staff to bring in the cartoon section of the newspaper. She would use the cartoons to engage her students interest in comics to learn about scale, proportion and measurement. The students cut out a single panel from a cartoon to then draw a grid over it. They then measured the X and Y axes to determine the ratio to be used to create a much larger version of the cartoon. The students also made connections with their art lessons that Mrs. Tacktill teaches regarding use of space and proportion. 



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