TES Maths ROTW: Art-inspired angle drawing

Craig Barton
30th January 2017

TES Maths Resource of the Week

Resource title: Art-inspired angle drawing lesson

Resource author: Eamonn Cooke

What is it?

Brighten up your angles lessons with this engaging resource, which gets students measuring angles and checking relationships in the works of iconic 20th-century Russian painter, Wassily Kandinsky.

While the activity makes use of the straight lines, triangles and quadrilaterals in Kandinsky's art, the wider lesson recaps angle facts and explores constructions using a systematic approach.

How can it be used?

The lesson itself is really well-structured, so all you need to do is adapt it to the needs of your class and your teaching style. You could extend students' thinking by asking them to find other pieces of mathematically inspired artwork. Or, even find out whether you have a budding Kandinsky in your class by challenging them to create their own piece containing at least three geometrical facts.

Craig Barton

Craig is a secondary maths teacher in the North of England.

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