The Art of M.C. Escher

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Show your class one way in which art and math are related by teaching them about M.C. Escher. Class members read a brief passage and then respond to five related questions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Show a few pieces of M.C. Escher's art before reading
  • Follow the reading passage up with an art project in which learners draw a full-color tessellation of a chosen shape
  • Use this as a homework assignment or starter exercise
Classroom Considerations

  • The passage is not fully clear on what tessellation means; you may need to explain further
  • This is part of a series of cross-curricular resources
Pros

  • An answer key is included
  • Cross-curricular resource combines math, art, and reading skills practice
Cons

  • None
Common Core