Spring into Math

I love to do crafts in the classroom.  Unfortunately, seems there is never enough time.  So... I decided to integrate math and art!

Skills: Symmetry and and Three Digit Addition and Subtraction

Trace the butterfly pattern.  This is in the download.  You will need to enlarge it on the copier.

I forgot to take a picture of just the drops but I just hold the bottle of paint upside down and let it drip out.  Try to overlap the colors but not too much because you do not want brown!

Fold the paper in half and smooth out the paper.  You may want a newspaper underneath because sometimes the paint leaks out.  Open up the paper and allow it to dry overnight.

This is a great book for looking at things in our world that have symmetry!

The next day fold it back and cut on the pattern.  Add a folded pipe cleaner to the head.  I like to staple rather than glue so they stay on!!

Add some cute googly eyes and a mouth!

 Give each child 2 or more addition problems and the blank subtraction problems.

Students add the three digit problems with regrouping and then check their work with subtraction.

Glue them to the butterfly and you have some very cute hallway decorations!!

Click the cover to go to my TpT store and pick up the butterfly template and addition problems.

Have fun!

4.G.A.3Recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry.
2.NBT.B.7Add and subtract within 1000, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method. Understand that in adding or subtracting three digit numbers, one adds or subtracts hundreds and hundreds, tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose or decompose tens or hundreds.

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