Webs of Beauty


Patterns are found in many places in our world, from the back of a zebra to a rainbow in the sky. This story shows students the intricate patterns of a spiderweb and how patterns are often found everywhere in nature. The mathematical connection is understanding that patterns are a repetition of colors or objects, and that they can be created by putting shapes or colors together. This story is based on The Spider Weaver: A Legend of Kente Cloth by Julia Carnes.