Math Art Fun: Activities for Discovering Mathematical Magic in Modern Art

Math Art Fun: Activities for Discovering Mathematical Magic in Modern Art

by Robin Ward

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Math Art Fun: Activities for Discovering Mathematical Magic in Modern Art by Robin Ward

Math Goggles is a collection of field-tested activities for children that integrate mathematics into the world of the visual arts. Serving as the focal point for each mathematics activity is the work of a famous modern artist”Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Georgie O'Keefe, and many more. After learning brief biographical and anecdotal information about the artist, the reader engages in an exploration of the mathematics embedded in the artwork by creating the featured piece of artwork in the spirit of the artist. Step-by-step instructions accompanied by color images of the artistic masterpieces as well as actual student work aid the reader in visualizing and understanding how to create the art in each activity. As the reader creates each masterpiece, mimicking the great masters, they simultaneously hone their estimation, counting, measurement, and number-sense skills while noticing, creating, and describing shapes and patterns and experimenting with symmetry and probability.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933979892
Publisher: Bright Sky Press
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Pages: 159
Sales rank: 1,330,266
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

About the Author

Robin A. Ward, PhD is associate director for curriculum integration at Rice University's school Mathematics Project. She is the author of Numeracy and Literacy: Teaching K-8 Mathematics Using Children's Literature (2006). She has two young daughters who enjoy participating in the many workshops she shares with children.

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