Crop Circles: Chalk Circles

This instructional packet, Chalk Circles, offers instructions to produce a geometric drawing at any scale, from a table top to a large, outdoor expanse.  Using simple drawing steps, these instructions help students of all ages synthesize the geometric principles that allow for individual customization.  During this semester of home-schooling, three siblings ranging in age from 7 to 15 worked through these steps to each create their own drawing that they filled in with a colorful pattern of their choice.  This project hopes to reimagine a generic lesson plan into an open-ended creative exercise for people of all ages and physical abilities to understand proportional geometric relationships as a base for self expression and haptic collaboration.