NIFTY NUMBER PATTERNS – Pattern, Measurement

Students use construction paper to create a woven design based on a number pattern.

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NIFTY NUMBER PATTERNS – Pattern, Measurement

Supplies:

  • Crayola Construction Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Crayola Washable Glue Sticks
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Rulers
  • Pencils
 

Steps:

1
Step 1
  1. Fold the construction paper in half, short end to short end.
  2. Place the paper on your desk with the fold at the bottom.
  3. Measure and draw a line 2.5 cm down from the top of the paper, and parallel to it.
    - call this the HORIZONTAL LINE
  4. Measure and mark 1.3 cm spaces along the line.
  5. Measure and mark matching 1.3 cm spaces parallel to the folded edge of the paper.
2
Step 2
  1. Draw lines that connect the 1.3 cm marks and are parallel to the outside edges of the paper.
    - call these the VERTICAL LINES
3
Step 3
  1. Carefully cut along the vertical lines.
  2. Stop at the horizontal line.
4
Step 4
  1. Choose a number pattern, for example, over 4, under 2.
  2. Start weaving from left to right.
    - a weft strip of paper over 4 warp strips, then under 2
    - repeat until you get to the end
5
Step 5
  1. Start your next row weaving from right to left.
    - a weft strip of paper over 4 warp strips, then under 2
    - repeat until you get to the end
6
Step 6
  1. Continue weaving your pattern, repeating steps 4 and 5, until the whole paper is filled.
  2. Make sure your weaving shows your number pattern.
  3. Glue the ends of the paper strips in place and trim them with scissors.
  4. Label your weaving with the name of the number pattern you used.
    - notice how the pattern changes on the back of the paper