I am a 1-8th grade art teacher in Green Bay, WI. I have concocted some of these lessons or stolen them from other talented teachers. Enjoy!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Japanese Temari Cards






I took a graduate class at St. Norbert years ago on Math and Art. Here is one of the projects from that class. I did these with students about 10 years ago, but I think I will do these again. I did them with students in 5th--8th grade. It might look complicated but the pattern of stitches makes this quite easy. First students poke the holes with a push pin onto black tagboard (I have copies of the pattern). Next students use about an arm's length of crochet string and begin making their diagonal stitches one way around the circle. When they have gone all the way around they go back the opposite way to make these "peaks". If students do this correctly the back has all straight stitches. I have directions--only through snail mail... let me know if you want a copy.

23 comments:

  1. I would LOVE a copy of this lesson- I teach at a middle school that houses a STEM program (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics), and I think that this would be a great STEM for All lesson! :)
    anmorgan@smcm.edu

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  2. I would absolutely love a copy of this lesson too! I teach in Virginia at a public gifted center 3-8. :) coombsd1@mymail.nku.edu Thank you!

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  3. I would love a copy of the directions and pattern. jlgarrahan@earthlink.net

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  4. I also would like a copy. wocketinmypocket7@hotmail.com

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  5. I would love a copy too please!!!
    laurena.griffin@cms.k12.nc.us

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  6. Me too, me too!! h_mazzuto@yahoo.com, thanks so much for sharing- super cool!

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  7. I love this - please can I have a copy too?

    annelizamack@yahoo.com.au

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  8. Wow looks great! I would love a copy of this lesson.

    kimknoppien@hotmail.com

    Thank you!

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  9. If you are still offering copies, I am very interested. I will be starting my first year teaching at a STEM school in Virginia this school year. My email is: maryruthtubbs@gmail(dot)com

    Thanks so much!

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  11. I would love a copy!!!
    anisascholes@gmail.com

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  12. I would love a copy too please, I am creating classes for a Continuing Studies program and the fall theme is Art by the Numbers, or math and art. Thank you!
    hdahlhofer@gmail.com

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  13. Can I have a copy? mbarfield82@gmail.com

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  14. Could I please have a copy of this lesson? Whoisirwinj@yahoo.com
    Thank you!

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  15. I would like a copy of this lesson for my classes. I do math and reading stations and include one math art station each week. This would be great to include. Thank you! awolters@trico176.org

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  16. Hello, could I have also a copy of this lesson ? Thank you very much. crolino@gmail.com

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  17. i would love the pattern and the lesson please... would be a perfect last week of classes lesson. rita_dilworth@lksd.org

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  18. I would love a copy of this lesson, and the pattern please email it to me gradstudentkamau@gmail.com thank you so much

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  19. I would like to use this lesson with my Montessori students. Can I get a copy of the lesson and template?
    Thank you so much for sharing. Please email to: amagers@montessorisherman.com

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  20. Hello! I have just found your blog through Pinterest. Although I was looking for another activity, I found this one which I really love! I teach Year 5 in a Steiner inspired school, and this would be great as part of my maths Geometry lessons! Would I be able to get a copy of the instructions please? My email for further communications is: donnajensen@westnet.com.au

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  21. If you still have a copy of this pattern I would love to have it. My son has done simpler things at school and he (and his friends) are often looking for things to make at home. Great idea. Thanks.

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  23. I would love to have a copy of this if this is still possible. My email is johneethiaw09@gmail.com

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