Illustrating for Mathematics

Type: Investigation

Theme: Art

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Learning Target: Students will study the process of illustrating word problems by producing a 3-fold booklet with 2^4 illustrations. They will not actually solve the problems.


Materials: pencil, eraser, blank sheet of paper (preferably 11x17) Warm-up: fold up a piece of blank paper to visualize 1/x^-3. When complete the sheet should have a total of 8 squares front (and 8 on back). Demonstrate perspective and orthagonal drawing Students will be using this document as a reference, illustrating each word problem. 5th-6th grade students will need to select 10 to illustrate. 7th-8th grade students will need to select 13 to illustrate. 9th-10th grade students will need to illustrate all 16. Only simple, easy-to-read, pencil illustrations are required. Clarity is more important than complexity. Use one folded square for each word problem. Submit your final work by taking a picture of both sides and uploading it into the assignment. As with the previous assignments, you are required to provide suggestions to at least one student and must use one suggestion from another student.

Exit Ticket
CCSS Math Practice
  • I can model with mathematics.
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts
  • Scale, Proportion, and Quantity