Math is all around us. Explore the mathematical concepts of line, shape, form, scale, ratio, pattern, perspective, repetition, symmetry, balance, and proportion. Discover how artists use math to create a variety of works in both two- and three-dimensions.
- Close looking
- Critical thinking
- Exploration of pattern, symmetry, line, and balance
- Explore how artists use math to help them make their artworks. Sometimes their artworks are about math; sometimes artists use math during the planning phase, in order to turn their ideas into artworks in just the way that they had imagined.
- Define and discuss the math concepts in artworks and how each work demonstrates/exploits it in order to show how math concepts can be used in practice (real world), not just in theory (classroom). Math concepts include: counting, one-to-one correspondence, conservation of numbers, line, scale, directional multiplication arrays, multiplication and prediction, geometric shapes, patterns, tessellations, balance, symmetry, increase/decrease by 1, shapes, acute/obtuse/right angles, two-dimensions vs. three-dimensional, positive vs. negative space.