Education Technology

Weaving a Story

Activity Overview

Students construct a paper weaving using a chart model. They will also learn skip counting with the TI-10 and recognize number patterns in art.


Students will explore the following concepts in this activity:

  • problem solving
  • skip counting
  • patterns

About the Lesson

To introduce the activity, read The Goat in the Rug to the students. Discuss weaving and if possible, show an actual weaving or use a search engine to find an illustration. Discuss the use of patterns in art from the Navajo culture.

Distribute the student activity sheet and 100 chart handout to students. Tell students that they will be making a paper weaving. Explain that they will first need to make their design on paper. Finally, students will use the TI-10 to reinforce the concrete-symbolic connection.