Scalloped Circle String Art

Use colored string and simple cardboard shapes to create artistic designs based on intriguing mathematical patterns. Every pattern has infinite possibilities! String art is fun for all ages - to fix a mistake or try a new approach, just unwind the string!

Grades Covered: K through 12
Subjects Covered: Math, Art

Curriculum topics:
  • Patterns
  • Texture
  • Geometric Shapes
Standards
Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.
Show Standards

Scalloped Circle String Art Image Gallery

×

National Standards

  • Reason With Shapes And Their Attributes

    (Common Core Mathematics /// Grade 1 /// Geometry)

  • Reason With Shapes And Their Attributes

    (Common Core Mathematics /// Grade 2 /// Geometry)

  • Reason With Shapes And Their Attributes

    (Common Core Mathematics /// Grade 3 /// Geometry)

  • Geometric Measurement: Understand Concepts Of Angle And Measure Angles

    (Common Core Mathematics /// Grade 4 /// Measurement And Data)

  • Apply Geometric Concepts In Modeling Situations

    (Common Core Mathematics /// High School /// Modeling With Geometry)

  • 4.G.1. Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.

    (Common Core Mathematics /// Grade 4 /// Geometry /// Draw And Identify Lines And Angles, And Classify Shapes By Properties Of Their Lines And Angles)

  • HS.G.C.2. Identify and describe relationships among inscribed angles, radii, and chords. Include the relationship between central, inscribed, and circumscribed angles; inscribed angles on a diameter are right angles; the radius of a circle is perpendicular to the tangent where the radius intersects the circle.

    (Common Core Mathematics /// High School /// Circles /// Understand And Apply Theorems About Circles)

  • 2.1 Identify, describe, and compare triangles, rectangles, squares, and circles, including the faces of three-dimensional objects.

    (CA Mathematics /// Grade 1 /// 03. Measurement and Geometry /// 2.0 Students identify common geometric figures, classify them by common attributes, and describe their relative position or their location in space.)

  • 2.1 Describe and classify plane and solid geometric shapes (e.g., circle, triangle, square, rectangle, sphere, pyramid, cube, rectangular prism) according to the number and shape of faces, edges, and vertices.

    (CA Mathematics /// Grade 2 /// 03. Measurement and Geometry /// 2.0 Students identify and describe the attributes of common figures in the plane and of common objects in space.)

  • 2.2 Put shapes together and take them apart to form other shapes (e.g.,two congruent right triangles can be arranged to form a rectangle).

    (CA Mathematics /// Grade 2 /// 03. Measurement and Geometry /// 2.0 Students identify and describe the attributes of common figures in the plane and of common objects in space.)

  • 2.2 Identify attributes of triangles (e.g., two equal sides for the isosceles triangle, three equal sides for the equilateral triangle, right angle for the right triangle).

    (CA Mathematics /// Grade 3 /// 03. Measurement and Geometry /// 2.0 Students describe and compare the attributes of plane and solid geometric figures and use their understanding to show relationships and solve problems.)

  • 2.4 Identify right angles in geometric figures or in appropriate objects and determine whether other angles are greater or less than a right angle.

    (CA Mathematics /// Grade 3 /// 03. Measurement and Geometry /// 2.0 Students describe and compare the attributes of plane and solid geometric figures and use their understanding to show relationships and solve problems.)

  • 3.2 Identify the radius and diameter of a circle.

    (CA Mathematics /// Grade 4 /// 03. Measurement and Geometry /// 3.0 Students demonstrate an understanding of plane and solid geometric objects and use this knowledge to show relationships and solve problems.)

  • 21.0 Students prove and solve problems regarding relationships among chords, secants, tangents, inscribed angles, and inscribed and circumscribed polygons of circles.

    (CA Mathematics /// Grade 8 - 12 /// 02. Geometry)


    RAFT is a non-profit whose mission is to help educators transform the learning experience through "hands-on" education that inspires the joy and discovery of learning.