Foldable Math for Kindergarten Teachers: Online Workshop with Paula Krieg

Kindergarten teachers are encouraged to join this Professional Development workshop that explores the exchange of math & paper arts.

This workshop takes place across two sessions:

Tuesday, August 11, 1-3pm EDT

Tuesday, August 18, 1-3pm EDT

In this two-day course for kindergarten teachers, participants will learn a toolkit of dynamic, interactive paper projects that can be to taught to Kindergarten students, which teach folding and cutting, support awareness of symmetry and spatial relationships, while illuminating the composition of numbers, support fact fluency, and demonstrate the relationship between shape units and numbers.

Participants will learn to create peek-a-boo z-folded cards which connect unit shapes to numbers; design symmetrical arrangements that relate to balanced equations, create a beaded line within a pocketed folder which will be filled with cards related to kindergarten number facts; fold chatter box (aka fortune teller toy); and create a folder to hold all of these projects.

Discussion of these projects in relationship to more advanced math will be discussed.

There are 12 spots open in this workshop.

If you cannot comfortably pay tuition but are interested in taking this class, please consider filling out our financial assistance application here. This application should be completed three weeks before the workshop’s start date.

Students should have the following materials:

– Pre-printed handouts (distributed once you have registered)

– 10 pony beads

– 12 inches of yarn

– Scissors

– 15” x 15″ piece of paper

About the Instructor:

Thirty years collaborating with teachers to create projects for the classroom, 2019 and 2020 exhibited math/art work in Bridges Math/Art exhibition, taught workshops at CBA, Museum of Mathematics, Cooper Hewitt Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dieu Donne. Has presented at various conferences, including MOVES 2019, Math Unfolded: The Mathematical Art of Origami. Coauthored Scholastic’s 25 Totally Terrific Social Studies Activities; work has been featured in Helen Hiebert’s book, Paper Illuminated, Lark’s Making Books and Journals, and Diane Maurer-Mathison’s book, The Art and Craft of Handmade Cards.

All images courtesy of the instructor.

About the Center for Book Arts:

The Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object. The Center seeks to facilitate communication between the book arts community and the larger spheres of contemporary visual and literary arts, while being a model organization locally, nationally, and internationally within the field. We achieve this through exhibitions, classes, public programming, literary presentations, opportunities for artists and writers, publications, and collecting.