Thank you to the awesome teachers on Pinterest who came up with this idea! You saved us last week when we needed a fun community math activity to review fractions, perimeter and area. Cut out a bunch of colored squares, get some art paper and you’re ready to go. The kids made self portrait mosaics and then found the perimeter, area, and fractions that would make their art piece a “Math Mosaic.” Sweet!
How did students find the perimeter you ask? I had them count each square around the outside edge until they found the total perimeter in inches (each square was roughly cut to one inch).