Can you see the many spirals in this design?
Students calculate the size of each increasing round of squares and consider what sort of spirals these must be.
The activity: SpiralingSquares.pdf
Working with a little mathematical art is a great way to end your school year.
CCSS: 7th, 8th, HS, 8.G.B, HSG, HSG.CO
Polar graph paper with initial round of squares: PolarPaper+FirstSquares.pdf
For members we have an editable Word docx, solutions to the activity, instructions for creating the design with compass and ruler, and a blank spiraling square picture for simply coloring.
Instructions on using compass and straight edge to create this design: SpiralingSquares-compass-directions.pdf
BlankSquares.pdf for simply coloring.
Below are some other great math/art projects to help students visualize mathematics
Wheel of Theodorus
Work with Pythagorean Theorem and visualizing irrational numbers.
Discover Pythagorean Triples and find patterns in their development.
Learn about the Fibonacci pattern and find some of the beauty in the sequence.
Modular Math - Filling in Pascal's Triangle can be tedious and cumbersome unless you know how to use modular math.