# Package 4 - Year 1 and 2 Mathematics - Sponge art transformations (from Youcubed)

In this task your child will create a painting while investigating flips, slides and turns.

Week 4 - Package 4 - Year 1 and 2 Mathematics - Sponge art transformations (from Youcubed)

## Things you need

### Ideal

• Watch the video Sponge art transformations

• Plain paper

• Kitchen sponge (old or new)

• Paint in different colours

• Containers for the paint

• Plastic gloves and clothes covering (you may get paint on you)

• Plastic table covering

• Scissors

• Grid paper (optional)

### Back up

• Card from old packages or boxes

• Paper or card from old packages or boxes, lids, cut potato stamps.

• Paper plates

• An old shirt you don’t mind getting paint on

• Cut up plastic bag laid flat on a table

## Before you start

This task comes from YouCubed at Stanford University. Watch the video Sponge art transformations

## What your child needs to know and do

Students will be exploring ideas around the movement of shapes. We use words like ‘translate’, ‘rotate’ and ‘reflect’ to describe these movements.

• Translate is when a shape moves position without turning (sliding).

• Reflect is when a shape is flipped (flip).

• Rotate is when a shape is turned, like it has a pin through its centre (turn).

## What to do next

Talk to the child about the different shapes you could make and allow them to make a range of different shapes. Then, get creating!

1. Try making prints of the shape by ‘translating’ (sliding) a two-dimensional shape.

1. You can also try reflecting (flipping)

1. You can also try rotating (turning)

Have fun making some art using your maths skills!

You can upload a picture of your painting to Geogebra to explore different transformations!