Exploring The Math And Art Connection: Teaching and Learning Between the Lines by Daniel Jarvis

Exploring The Math And Art Connection: Teaching and Learning Between the Lines

byDaniel Jarvis, Irene Naested

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Daniel Jarvis and Irene Naested highlight the natural association between math and art in a series of practical ideas for the classroom, because when students understand the math/art connection, their understanding and confidence increase in both subjects.

Through innovative teaching strategies and more than 100 rich learning experiences, Jarvis and Naested give teachers a wealth of engaging tools to explore the math/art connection with their own students. This connection is established through examinations of natural and human-designed objects, from how pine cone scales spiral out in a Fibonacci sequence to how geometric shapes combine in architecture to form some of the most beautiful structures on the planet.

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Daniel Jarvis, PhD, is a professor at Nipissing University's Schulich School of Education. He received his PhD from Western University, and his research interests include integrated curricula, instructional technologies, teacher professional learning, and educational leadership. With a background in both mathematics and visual arts, h...
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Title:Exploring The Math And Art Connection: Teaching and Learning Between the LinesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.52 × 6.53 × 0.77 inPublished:August 13, 2012Publisher:Brush EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1550593986

ISBN - 13:9781550593983

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Table of Contents

1. Mathematics and visual arts education
2. Understanding the language of mathematics and visual arts
3. Mathematics and art in flora and landscapes
4. Mathematics and art in fauna of the land, sea, and skies
5. Mathematics and art in the human figure
6. Mathematics and art in the designed environment
7. Mathematics and art in designed objects
8. Making connections: Teaching and learning between the lines
Appendix A: Glossary of key mathematics terms
Appendix B: Glossary of key visual arts terms
Appendix C: Grade 9 integrated project sample--Golden ratio and proportion
Appendix D: Grade 12 integrated project sample--Fluxions and deductions (calculus)
Appendix E: Other recommended print and online resources

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I'd recommend this book to any educator who is open to the idea of truly integrated math and art activities. - delta-K, journal of the Mathematics Council of the Alberta Teachers' Association