## Description

Symmetry with Benjamin Vela

### Learning Objectives

Pixel Art Fractions with Jasmine Fidowicz:

Design a pixel art image then break down the colors into fractions, discuss number patterns; unit fractions, then build the designs in Minecraft.

### Next Generation Standards Covered

• 3.NF.A.1: Develop an understanding of fractions as numbers. Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a part of size 1/b. (Grade 3 expectations in this domain are limited to fractions with denominators 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8.)

### Debrief

1. What happens when you added all the colors up, was there a pattern with any other numbers?
2. How did the fractions help explain how much of each color you needed?

### Guiding ideas for Symmetry

• Big Idea: “Fractions are Parts of a Whole.”

### Student activities in Symmetry

1. Design a pixel art image then break down the colors into fractions, discuss number patterns; unit fractions, then build the designs in Minecraft.

### Performance expectations

The student should be able to:
1. Design an original piece of pixel art.
2. Break down their pixel art into colors and write them as fractions.
3. Transform a peer’s pixel art by using the same fractions of colors in a new design.
4. Document their models with pictures in their portfolios.
5. Explain number patterns in fractions, such as “a/a=1, or say “if I add up all the numbers it equals the whole.”
6. Organize fractions by size using the same denominators. 3.NBT.3D

### Skills

• Creativity
• Critical thinking
• Project-Based Learning

### Age level

• 8 – 10 years old

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