Perimeter, Area and Fraction Math Mosaics

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


17 comments

  1. Congrats! I've given you the One Lovely Blog award. Stop by to check out all the details.

    Liliris @ The Fourth Grade Garden
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    1. Thanks so much! I'm headed over to your blog right now.
      Katie

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  2. Oh my gosh! How cute is this! I wish had seen this idea! I am now a follower!
    Mandy
    http://mandys-tips-4-teachers.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'm so glad you like it. Thanks Mandy!

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

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

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

    Stop by if you can :)

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  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

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  8. I just saw this on pinterest. I love this idea!! I am going to post this great find on my site and link back to you. What a cute and creative way to work with fractions, area, and perimeter in one!

    Stacy
    http://www.teacherstakeout.blogspot.com

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  9. My middle school students just completed this activity for our 100th Saxon Math Lesson party. I too created a hallway BB. These fraction people are just too cute not to share. I linked back to your blog. Thanks for sharing! I found you on Pinterest and enjoy your blog - all kinds of cuteness :-)

    Nancy
    http://afullclassroom.blogspot.com/2013/03/celebrating-100-lessons.html

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

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  11. Great for back to school night! Thanks!

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