Magical maths day!
Last Friday, our school held a Mathematics Day and each year chose a Mathematician to investigate. Year 4 were assigned with a man named Piet Mondrian. Mondrian's main focus was on shape, geometric shapes and more specifically a concept known as cubism.
During our first session, we explored a tangram in our groups.
We had a great time re-arranging the shapes and seeing how the smaller pieces fitted into the larger pieces. We were also able to make the 7 pieces into one large square.
During the following session, we played a shape quiz game in our pairs. We had to guess which shape our partner had chosen by asking questions about the shapes. Here are some pictures of us in our pairs:
Next we had a jig shape puzzle which we solved in our groups of four. It was quite tricky but we persevered and got there in the end!
After lunch, we learnt more about Piet Mondrian and his technique of art. Here are some pictures of us colouring and painting, using a cubism template! Piet mainly used the primary colours of red, blue and yellow as well as black and white!
We thoroughly enjoyed having a day filled with Mathematics and learning about the connection between Mathematics and Art; thanks to Piet Mondrian.
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