Twisted Geometry: Untangle Math Mysteries of Spider Webs
Get into the Halloween spirit in this one-time, hands-on class; learners will use math to understand the designs of spider webs, and then use drawing and geometry to create their own spider web patterns.
US Grade 2 - 5
Let's check out some creepy crawlies and what math has to do with them! Things in nature happen for reasons. Mathematicians have studied spider webs and found several patterns explaining why webs have specific shapes and properties. In this class learners will follow along as I reveal these mysterious mathematical secrets of spiders and their webs. After I explain the math, learners will have the chance to create their own drawings of spider webs to show what they learned. The class will...
Students will learn that math can be found all around them and that things in nature follow patterns.
I specialize in finding fun twists to standard curriculum to help my students build critical thinking skills as well as mathematical knowledge. By adding a new twist to a familiar topic we can expand our thinking to include new possibilities. I have taught math to homeschool students for the last 16 years and during that time I have developed many teaching techniques and hands-on projects to help students explore concepts in new and exciting ways.
Blank paper, pencils, colors (if desired)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Meet the teacher
Hi! I'm Kelly McGrath and I'm excited to help your child learn! I teach all core subjects but I add a special twist to each one. I want to help your child learn a new way to see the world, one class at a time. I believe that all children can...
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Completed by 53 learners
Live video meetings
2-8 learners per class