Art and math are both essential public literacy. Many students suffer from the math examinations and extensive exercises, resulting in low confidence and being less interested in math class. Conversely, art class provides hand-making activities and the room for students to show their creativity, and hence students are generally engaged in the art class. In fact, math and art are highly correlated. To name a few, students can learn geometry from origami, and the equation on the coordinates allows the students to experience the link between numbers and figures. Not to mention how the Golden ratio affects the art history. In this project, we successfully integrated the art and math for the cross-disciplinary learning and bring the popular math to the elementary school students. This project provided an alternative for students to experience math by painting, cutting, or other art-related activities. By using this activities, we aim at motivating the students to study math, to understand the beauty of math, and eventually to elevate their math capability. They understood that math is more than computations, but a way of thinking and interpreting the phenomenon. The principal investigator of this project has promoted popular sciences for several years. He opens a facebook fanpage ``’Numeracy Lab’ that focuses popular math. This fanpage attracts more than 50,000 followers, a big success for popular math promotion. By exploiting this channel, the notion that proposed by this project, i.e., the fusion of art and math, is quickly dispersed and generate huge impact. For elementary school students, this project held daily workshops to the students. The five-day camp during the summer and winter vacation were also executed. We hope that the art-math class opens avenue to the new cross-disciplinary learning.
|Effective start/end date||2017/06/01 → 2018/07/31|
- Art class
- fusion of art and math
- Popular math
- cross-disciplinary learning
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