## Monday, August 14, 2017

### Rotation Tessellation

Start with a square. Cut the top and add to the right (90 degrees). Cut the bottom and add to the left (90 degrees). Trace your design on paper and rotate!

### Geo Art

Download isometric dot grid paper. Kids connect dots to create polygons, overlapping their lines to create a unique design. When they're finished they color in their shapes. How many different polygons can they find within their design?

### Fishing for Angles

Kids construct a fish out of a circle, using a protractor to create its mouth (make sure each kid creates a different angle). They cut out the angle and the chunk of paper becomes the caudal fin (or tail fin). Game: All of the fish get magnets put on them. For a fishing pole, use a stick with yarn and a magnet attached to the end. Kids go fishing for angles! When they catch a fish, they use a protractor and figure out the angle of its mouth. They write down the type of fish they caught (ex: 30 degree angle). They keep their fish. If they can't figure out the angle, they throw their fish back! Whoever has the most fish wins!

### Initial Transformation

Explore different geometric transformations with kids' first initial. They decorate a square background and transform the first letter of their name (reflection, translation, or rotation)!