Math through art projects generate beautiful works of art or games that reenforce mathematical concepts. I see that bringing the opportunity for creativity and hands on projects into the learning of math allows a broad spectrum of types of learners to be successful in understanding math. It also seems to enhance children’s ability to make a wider variety of connections between what they are learning in the classroom and their world around them.
Examples of units that have been developed are:
Place Value projects are all based on ones, tens, hundreds and thousands. Many different mediums and designs are used to explore and encourage understanding of these concepts.
Students fold and cut colorful circles and rectangles into halves, thirds, and fourths. They then use specific combinations of fractional pieces to design collages.
We also use graph paper to practice concepts of fractions of areas.
Creation of kindergarten cut and tape number line
Creation of 2nd grade color coded number line
Creation and playing of Number Line Game
Use of Number Line in the crafting of Multiples Collages
Drawing Sierpinksi Triangles and Building a 3D stage three sierpinski Tetrahedron
Squares and Cubes
Pentagons and Dodecahedrons
Optical Illusion Shape Art
½ with graph paper
FOUNDATIONS OF MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION
Bubbles and Flower Pots
Often in Math Through Art we put individual student work into large collaborative artwork that goes on display in the school.