Graffiti Art: Supplies

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Just how much spray paint does a mural require? Using proportions, graffiti artists determine the amount of supplies needed to complete a mural. The creative resource shows how to determine the area of composite figures and uses that calculated area to determine the amount of paint needed. Pupils design a simple mural made from composite shapes and calculate how much paint they must have to complete their mural.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Find some large walls at school and have the class create a scale drawing of a mural that could be painted there and determine the amount of supplies needed
Classroom Considerations
  • Individuals should know how to calculate the area of parallelograms
  • Assumes pupils are familiar with determining the area of composite shapes
  • One installment of the Math at the Core MS: Ratios
  • Provides questions to ask during different points of the video
  • Includes a list of learning outcomes students master after the activity
  • None
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