Bring a little art into your math class as you begin to use the Pythagorean theorem and your students first meet irrational numbers.

# Tag: 8.G

## The HAT tessellation

## The Times Square Ball

## Before the holidays (16 activities)

## Lots of Cranberries

## Total lunar eclipse

## How many gumballs are there?

## The James Webb space telescope and the Hubble

## Shooting for Three

## What can you tell about a snowflake?

## Wrapping presents on the diagonal

In this activity students determine if this method for minimizing wrapping paper is actually more efficient then the traditional method. For a hands on learning experiment, have students actually wrap a small rectangular prism using any available paper in both the traditional and diagonal methods. Then let them compare the two quantities of wrapping paper and decide which method uses less paper and by what percent.