Unit of Study: Line ~ Lines in Nature: Organic vs. Geometric
The Fourth grade students were asked to examine the differences between lines that we see in nature and the more straight, geometric lines seen in made made items. They discussed images, learning new vocabulary as well as using familiar mathematical terms for lines. Grade 4is the year that students get their 1:1 ipads for classroom and academic use. In honor of this exciting time at the beginning of the year we looked inside computer chips and circuit boards to see what kind of lines branch and wind around the circuit points. Then in a symmetrical design the contrasted that design with a branching tree or bush that grows in nature.