Mathematical Russian Matryoshka Figures

Explore Russian culture and mathematical properties of proportion, scale, surface area, and self-similarity while creating a version of this nesting Matryoshka doll!

Grades Covered: 6 through 8
Subjects Covered: Math,Social Studies,Art

Curriculum topics:
  • Proportions
  • Ratios
  • Scale Modeling & Scale Factors
  • Self-similarity & Fractals
  • Surface Area
  • Russian Culture
  • Artistic Exploration
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Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.

  • Common Core Math: Real-world mathematical problems involving area & surface area, Congruence and similarity with physical models, Ratios and proportional relationships (

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