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Angles in Motion

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Geometry +2 Age Levels Intermediate (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (12 to 15 years old)
Students will first observe the portrait of Martha Graham, and figure out who she is based on what it communicates about her. Then the observation of the angles in her pose will help students create a scale drawing of this piece. This activity combines thinking routines about looking at a portrait with the mathematical concepts of angles and scale.

Created for the National Portrait Gallery Learning to Look Summer Institute, 2016 #NPGteach

Martha Graham

National Portrait Gallery

Martha Graham

National Portrait Gallery

Martha Graham

National Portrait Gallery

Martha Graham

National Portrait Gallery

Martha Graham

National Portrait Gallery

Martha Graham

National Portrait Gallery