Primary school teachers looking for a fun maths project for the Christmas term will find it at the String Art Fun website. The string art math projects are suitable for Key Stage 2 Maths (8 – 11 years old). They include numbered patterns and maths question sheets.
Designs can be created with pencils and ruler or drawing pins (thumb tacks) and string / wool.
There is a free maths project featuring a Christmas pudding with holly.
There are also some maths projects to buy featuring a bauble, bells, candles, a crown, a star and a fir tree. The projects are available individually and in a value pack of six designs.
An article on the String Art Fun website describes a way of using string art as a fun way to teach math to second or the third grade pupils. The children are given a sheet of multiplication sums to solve. Once they have the answers they can use them to create a geometric design. The design can be either drawn on a supplied template, stitched on card using thread and an embroidery needle or created on a board with nails and string.
For more details and a sample work sheet visit the Notes for teachers section of the String Art Fun website.