Second grade Quest students at Walnut Grove Elementary recently studied Mathematics in Nature, a science and mathematics unit that allows students to explore and gain knowledge about mathematical patterns found in nature, such as tessellations and the Fibonacci sequence.
This unit is from the Texas State Performance Project for Gifted Programming. Students made interdisciplinary connections to other subject areas in art and language as students wrote Fibonacci poetry and created their own tessellating art pieces. Stories of mathematicians and scientists were shared with the children to promote literacy connections to math.
Students celebrated their knowledge of math, science, language, and art in a museum called Questorium on Wednesday, May 7 at WGES. The students were museum specialists and shared their own mathematical dictionary and presented demonstrations to share with students, parents, teachers, and community members. The bubble exhibit was very popular along with the spiral making robot!