Anytime you can make math about your students, you should. They like to know that in some crazy way they are a part of this big world, and that Math does pertain to them after all!
Take this fun tessellation project, for example.
All you need is a camera, photo paper, scissors, tape, plain paper, pencils and crayons and your students can make a one-of-a-kind piece of math art!
First off, here are some math words you should know: