We have a really great starter lesson available on our website.
For math, it covers the concepts of linear patterns using visual representations as well as tables, equations and graphs. For art, it covers the concepts of colour theory and shading with colour using pencil crayons. This lesson has been used in Grade 7 and 8 classrooms and we use a similar version with our Grade 9 class.
We usually cover these concepts start of our unit on linear relations with painting. Students have the opportunity to demonstrate their prior knowledge while working in groups to help facilitate conversation and support from peers if needed.
Students demonstrate mastery through their own examples. They can choose colour shading techniques and also the level of complexity of their math example. For enrichment, we have had students complete decreasing patterns before the topic is covered in class, we ask students to create non-linear patterns, or represent their pattern in a table or visual representation but skip position numbers. Some students have also done projects that include a fractional multiplier that lead to some very creative visual representations.
In our class, students continue this unit with landscape paintings to further demonstrate their painting techniques.