Piet Mondrian Basic Facts Art
Focus: Integrating Sheets meaningfully into the maths programme while building basic facts knowledge
What is the maths learning outcome?
What is the Digital Technology outcome?
Know basic multiplication and division facts.
Specific Learning Outcomes:
*I know my multiplication facts
DDDO: Progress Outcomes 1
In authentic contexts and taking account of end-users, students participate in teacher-led activities to develop, manipulate, store, retrieve and share digital content in order to meet technological challenges.
In doing so, they identify digital devices and their purposes and understand that humans make them.
They know how to use some applications, they can identify the inputs and outputs of a system, and they understand that digital devices store content, which can be retrieved later
Specific Learning Outcomes:
*I know how to use some functions with Google Sheets:
Outline an area
Choose a width for my line border
Fill cells with colour
•I can use a digital device to store and get back (retrieve) my digital content
•I can share my digital content with other people
Piet Mondrian was born in 1872 and died in 1944. He was Dutch and born into an aristocratic family who ended up escaping World War II and heading to New York City around 1940.
He was an artist and Cubism was a big influence on him after seeing an exhibition that featured Braque and Picasso around 1910. In 1912 he moved to Paris to work on his painting style. More and more and he became focused on making the color in his paintings as pure as possible.
He wanted simple purity to come across and this is when he began to change from trying to do what other painters did and do his own thing. In his last few years of life his paintings used primarily primary colors along with black and white and echoed the city streets and patterns.
Examples of his work:
You can create your own Mondrian art by using 2 dice and your knowledge of arrays - and at the same time you can learn a bit more about how Google Sheets work also.
(If you want to find out more about Mondrian art you might like to visit this link: Piet Mondrian, A life in 10 snippets (You Tube) or use the Advanced Search features in Google to find a suitable article to read.)
Make sure you have 2 dice for this activity. Play with a buddy and see who creates their art work first.
You could use physical dice or use an online dice tool.
The Dice Thrower Chrome extension is great too.
Follow the instructions below to see how it could be done:
Who will the student’s work be shared with?
What learning outcomes will be shared?
Have students reflect - provide a scaffold for their thinking:
How will you provide feedback on this task?
What is the learning outcome that you will provide back on - is the maths outcome or is it the digital outcome.
Will you provide feedback on both?
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