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Practice Perimeter, Area & Fractions with Math Mosaics

Need a fun math activity to review perimeter, area, and fractions? Try math mosaics!
Making mosaic portraits to teach area and perimeter in the elementary classroom from I Want to be a Super Teacher

This art/math project is pretty easy to prep (just cut squares), is fun for students at a variety of academic levels, and makes a super cute hall display.

Making mosaic portraits to teach area and perimeter in the elementary classroom from I Want to be a Super Teacher

Just cut out a bunch of colored squares (keep them as close to one-inch squares as you can get without going crazy), get some large white art paper for each student, and you’re ready to go.

Making mosaic portraits to teach area and perimeter in the elementary classroom from I Want to be a Super Teacher

In these photos, students created self portraits and then found the perimeter, area, and fractions that would make their art pieces “Math Mosaics.”
Making mosaic portraits to teach area and perimeter in the elementary classroom from I Want to be a Super Teacher
How do students find the perimeter you ask? Have them count each square around the outside edge until they find the total perimeter in inches (each square should be roughly cut to one inch).
Making mosaic portraits to teach area and perimeter in the elementary classroom from I Want to be a Super Teacher
Making mosaic portraits to teach area and perimeter in the elementary classroom from I Want to be a Super Teacher
Making mosaic portraits to teach area and perimeter in the elementary classroom from I Want to be a Super Teacher
Did you try math mosaics with your students? How did it go? Let me know in the comments!

Have a fab day Super Teacher,

 
 
 
 

17 Comments

  1. I'm super excited about your there, their, they're packet. We were just reviewing this last week!
    Katie

  2. These came out so cute! I did something similiar with my class inspired by the Pin on Pinterest. My kiddos just made a variety of things: logging truck, swords, flowers etc. and they did perimeter and area too.
    Diane
    http://schoolhousetreasures.blogspot.com/

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  4. Anonymous says:

    I just found your blog on Pinterest and I love your ideas! Thanks for your posts!

  5. Just saw this on Pinterest πŸ™‚ Awesome idea, thanks! I am your newest follower. Also love your super bowl project on TPT. Thank you πŸ™‚
    Michelle
    from Well, Michelle?

    Stop by if you can πŸ™‚

  6. Super cute idea! I'm definitely going to make this one of my stations. We start this unit in a few weeks! I'm also your newest follower.

    Katie @Sixth Grade Scribbles

  7. Anonymous says:

    I love this idea,
    just a little confused as to how some of them got the area?

  8. Anonymous says:

    I mean perimeter!!

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