Math and Paper Arts in the Classroom
Where: The Center For Book Arts
28 W. 27th St., 3rd Floor
212-481-0295 Price: $175
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In this one-day workshop for elementary school teachers, students will learn how math ideas can be brought to life through simple bookmaking and paper-based projects. Students will learn how dynamic manipulatives can reveal the patterns in number lines, how pop-up books can illustrate an understanding of symmetry, and how the symmetry of patterns relates to mathematical equations.
The class will include many hands-on classroom-friendly activities that demonstrate how to gain a deeper understanding of numbers by aligning shapedecompositions and transformations to number sense, how to see fractions by making origami pamphlets, and how to explore area by folding a fortune-teller toy. Students will take home a folder of samples created with standard size copy paper, tutorial hand-outs, and links to online resources.
About the Instructor:
Paula Beardell Krieg has been actively and extensively teaching book arts for the past thirty years. She started working in NYC schools through Franklin Furnace Archives, which evolved into developing and teaching a ten year NYSCA funded book arts program near her current upstate home in Salem NY. She has been visiting elementary schools in upstate New York for the past twenty years, interspersed with teaching in various museums and institutions, including the CBA, the Cooper-Hewitt, and, most recently, a professional development day in the bookbindery at the MMA in NYC.Buy tickets/get more info now