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RE: [teacherartexchange] Art and Math research


From: Deb (surreal70_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Aug 19 2005 - 09:10:57 PDT

Betty I so agree about the food folds. I have no research but know that of a few projects that frankly, most of us know:

    1. Gridding to scale to enlarge

    2. Tescellations (sp?)

    3. Designing with protractor and compass

    4. Thread sewing using the above.

The best research that I have been able to find all comes back to Gardener"s Many Ways of Learning and anything related to accommodation of learning styles and student individualization. Math was always a bear for me because I couldn't get it auditorily. I will keep looking for you as the year goes on. Some of the left brainers need good left brain explanations for what may of us know through intuition and experience. Deb/Kent

 --- On Fri 08/19, Betty B < > wrote:

From: Betty B [mailto:]


Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 07:12:28 -0700 (PDT)

Subject: [teacherartexchange] Art and Math research

I teach Middle School Art. We have no elementary art.<br>Our district's test scores are generally good, but the<br>elementary math scores are really suffering. <br><br>At our all-day inservice yesterday the superintendent.<br>said that he was open to input from the faculty for<br>ideas to improve math scores. SO, I'm looking for<br>research showing art education helping elementary math<br>comprehension. (maybe if they'd stop teaching them<br>hamburger and hotdog folds instead of horizontal and<br>vertical, that would be a start! "box" for rectangle,<br>"giant brownies" for quarters...) <br><br>I have been looking on the NAEA site, which seems to<br>mostly be about researchers researching research.<br>Anyway, I have yet to find anything brief and concise<br>and persuasive. <br><br>If any of you can direct me to this research, that<br>would be great. <br><br><br>---<br>To unsubscribe go to <br>>

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