Getting out and about

It is a glorious time of year here in the Hills, and its time to get out and about! With all the glorious colours around at the moment, I have been thinking about a lot of the artists who use natural materials to create beautiful, temporary works of art. It goes by various names, but the most common seems to be land art. There are so many ideas out there.  These are beautiful.

There’s a lot pretty pictures on this gallery of Richard Shilling’s work.

Or for more simple, kid friendly ideas try Land Art for Kids!

And some more interesting ideas for making Land Art Mandalas on Playful Learning.

If you are interested in joining us for a Land Art day, we would love to have you. We are going to visit the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens on Wednesday the 7th of May from 10:00 am. There will be no charge for this, just a chance to chat with some like-minded people and create some art. Bring a picnic and enjoy the beauty of the Adelaide Hills.

Tackling the Big Questions in Mathematics

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I ran the holiday session sampling our Big Questions in Mathematics course  yesterday. This was a lot of fun!

The morning session was all about map colouring and the four colour problem. The children colour maps and drew their own, and discovered the secrets of making a two-colourable map. My personal highlight was the giant map collaboratively coloured on my window with window crayons. It’s a shame that we can’t get a good photo of it.

Lunch break and then back to work – using and making wonderful finite state machines. I loved watching the giant automata take shape on the floor.

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Most of all, I love the questions they ask! That’s what it is all about. 🙂