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Mondrian Inspired Makey Makey Fraction Game

This is a math and visual-arts integrated project. Using their knowledge of fractions, students create a Mondrian-inspired artwork. Students attach their artwork to a Makey Makey controller, and play a game on Scratch about fractions using their artwork.

Game Link: https://goo.gl/8hQB6X
Video of Game and Makey Makey in action: https://youtu.be/tiPQ1gUmfdc

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Mondrian Inspired Makey Makey Fraction Game

  1. 1. Mondrian-Inspired Makey Makey Fraction Game Amy Bultena @artfulartsyamy www.artfulartsyamy.com All PDFs for necessary for the projects are at the end of the document.
  2. 2. 1 1/2 1/4 1/8
  3. 3. Attach clips and play game: https://goo.gl/B66vNm Watch a video of the game and controller in action: https://youtu.be/3kvlCdpISJI
  4. 4. Color darkly with graphite; make sure the graphite touches the edge of the paper
  5. 5. Attach the Makey Makey clips to the graphite. Make sure to attach correctly. Left arrow should match left arrow etc.
  6. 6. Attach the Makey Makey clips to the graphite. Make sure to attach correctly. Left arrow should match left arrow etc.
  7. 7. Connect the “Earth” clip from the base of the Makey Makey controller to your hand. Connect the Makey Makey controller to your computer USB drive.
  8. 8. Go to: https://goo.gl/8hQB6X Play the game using your controller pieces
  9. 9. Go to: https://goo.gl/8hQB6X Play the game using your controller pieces
  10. 10. Abstract Art: Piet Mondrian •Elements of Art •Line •Color
  11. 11. Artwork that doesn’t look realistic is called, abstract.
  12. 12. Piet Mondrian is an abstract artist. • Do these artworks look real? Why or why not?
  13. 13. There are many different types of lines.
  14. 14. Piet Mondrian liked to use thick, straight, lines in his artwork. • Where do you see lines in these Mondrian artworks? How would you describe the lines? Why do you think Mondrian liked thick lines so much?
  15. 15. These are: Primary colors Primary colors cannot be made by mixing other colors. Primary colors are mixed to make all of the other colors.
  16. 16. What happens when I mix…
  17. 17. Piet Mondrian mostly used primary colors and black in his artworks. • What are the primary colors? Do you see them in these artworks? Where do you see the primary colors in these artworks?
  18. 18. Piet Mondrian’s artwork was influenced by music and New York City • Click here to some of Mondrian’s favorite songs (free, but requires log-in) • How do you think the type of music Mondrian listened to influenced his artwork? • Compare/Contrast: How are these images alike? How are they different? Piet Mondrian, Broadway Boogie Woogie, 1942-3 NYC Subway Map, 1939
  19. 19. Do you think math influenced Piet Mondrian? Why or why not?
  20. 20. Do you think fractions influenced Piet Mondrian? Why or why not?
  21. 21. Piet Mondrian’s artwork still inspires artists today.
  22. 22. Use your knowledge of fractions, Mondrian, and Makey Makey to create a Mondrian-inspired Makey Makey fraction game • Video of game and Mondrian art-controller in action: https://youtu.be/tiPQ1gUmfdc
  23. 23. Teacher: Cut out primary color pieces matching the size of the fractions on the Mondrian Square Fractions Sheet.
  24. 24. Student: Use the paper cut- outs to practice your Mondrian- inspired artwork.
  25. 25. After practicing, use markers, crayons, or paint to create your Mondrian- inspired artwork.
  26. 26. After practicing, use markers, crayons, or paint to create your Mondrian-inspired artwork.
  27. 27. After coloring, outline only your shapes using black marker, crayon, or paint
  28. 28. Find one shape to be an example of 1, 1/2 1/4 1/8
  29. 29. After finding examples, use graphite to color a large dot on the example shapes.
  30. 30. Color with graphite from the dot to the edge of the paper. Make sure you color dark and thick.
  31. 31. Attach the clips to the Makey Makey controller and to your Mondrian- inspired artwork. Make sure you attach correctly. Left arrow should match left arrow etc.
  32. 32. Attach the clips to the Makey Makey controller and to your Mondrian- inspired artwork. Make sure you attach correctly. Left arrow should match left arrow etc.
  33. 33. Go to: https://goo.gl/8hQB6X Play the game using your Mondrian-inspired artwork. Video of game and Mondrian art-controller in action: https://youtu.be/tiPQ1gUmfdc
  34. 34. Go to: https://goo.gl/8hQB6X Play the game using your Mondrian-inspired artwork. Video of game and Mondrian art-controller in action: https://youtu.be/tiPQ1gUmfdc
  35. 35. Fractions 1 1/2 1/4 1/8 1, 1/2, 1/4, & 1/8 created by Amy Bultena @artfulartsyamy www.artfulartsyamy.com
  36. 36. Fractions 1 1/2 1/4 1/8 Color the shapes to show the fractionNAME:________________ created by Amy Bultena @artfulartsyamy www.artfulartsyamy.com
  37. 37. Mondrian Square Fractions 1 1/2 1/4 1/8 NAME:________________ 1 1/2 1/2 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/8 1/8 created by Amy Bultena @artfulartsyamy www.artfulartsyamy.com
  38. 38. Mondrian Square Fractions NAME:________________ 1 1/2 1/4 1/8 createdbyAmyBultena@artfulartsyamywww.artfulartsyamy.com
  39. 39. Makey Makey Fractions Game Controllers 1. Download the controllers 2. Choose which controller you want to use 3. Print the controller 4. Color darkly with pencil or graphite in the marked boxes 5. Connect Makey Makey to the controller & your computer (make sure to connect the clips to matching arrows) 6. Go to https://goo.gl/xsfCaX (case sensitive) 7. Enjoy the game! createdbyAmyBultena@artfulartsyamywww.artfulartsyamy.com
  40. 40. Color darkly with pencil or graphite Color darkly with pencil or graphite Color darkly with pencil or graphite Color darkly with pencil or graphite createdbyAmyBultena@artfulartsyamywww.artfulartsyamy.com
  41. 41. Color darkly with pencil or graphite Color darkly with pencil or graphite Color darkly with pencil or graphite Color darkly with pencil or graphite createdbyAmyBultena@artfulartsyamywww.artfulartsyamy.com
  42. 42. Color darkly with pencil or graphite Color darkly with pencil or graphite Color darkly with pencil or graphite Color darkly with pencil or graphite createdbyAmyBultena@artfulartsyamywww.artfulartsyamy.com

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