Times Tables Art

Maths is visual, and Maths is patterns… we explored this in our class with Times Tables Spirolaterals.

To create one of these, list a times table’s answers, then translate the answers into a one-digit result (e.g  if the answer is 12, add 1+2 to get 3). Repeat with the answers until you identify a pattern. Then start drawing on grid paper following your pattern, starting by going right by the first number in your pattern, down by the second number in your pattern, left by the third number, up by the fourth number, etc… until you get back to your starting point.

We needed perseverance and concentration for this task. Have a look at the resulting artwork, and ponder the similarities/differences between the times tables visual representations…

Mrs Pratt

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