This term, we have been focusing on identity as the big ideas. But how does mathematics relate to our cultures. One of the main aspects of mathematics is geometry. Pasifika and other cultures are enriched with patterns, shapes and designs through their tapas tattoos etc. This week the students were learning about tessellation, rotational symmetry, lines of symmetry, translation and shapes.
The task involved numbers, fractions, angles, geometry and measuring of time. The students loved demonstrating their cultures through art.
Here is some examples of students' work. More students' work will posted in the next few days.