Collection of pottery and other artifacts from the Wetherill Mesa Project, 1958 to 1962.
Seventh Grade-Twelfth Grade
Art, Geometry, Mathematics
One to two class periods
Up to 36
CO 7th Math: 4.1, CCSS:7.G; CO HS Math: 4.5, CCSS: G-MG, CCSS: G-MG.1, and CCSS: G-MG.2
In this geometry lesson, students will learn about the Ancestral Pueblo people and the pottery they created. Students will use their knowledge of geometric designs, symmetry, and parallel lines to recreate a pot’s design based on actual pottery shards from the Mesa Verde Collection.
Students will be able to:
Demonstrate their understanding of symmetry, geometric designs, and parallel lines by defining these terms in their own words.
Use their understanding of symmetry, geometric designs, and parallel lines to finish a layout given a shard of pottery.
Write a paragraph summarizing what they have learned.
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