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Lesson Plans

Re: art-math in classroom

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Mon, 8 Jul 1996 19:52:30 -0400

Could you possibly share the math and art connection lessons with all of us?
(a few choice ones perhaps...) I've been hollering about this connection
for years, as I'm sure many of us have...the value of sharing the lessons
on-line is for those of us who need the extra "ammo" for district
administrators who are still exceedingly single minded about learning in
general...but specifically through the arts.
Your help is GREATLY appreciated!!!

I'll toss one in, I taught a 7th grade math teacher how to demonstrate
symmetry and the "principle of halves" with portraiture. (the eyes are in
the center, the bottom of the nose is half way between eyes and chin, the
mouth is halfway between the nose and the chin... but of course with much
more instruction and references to Da Vinci, Durer, contemporary artists,
etc...) The fellow was scared to death to delve into an area outside his
comfort zone but he did it...and voila'...success!
He had all his kids chart out facial proportions and create a portrait from a
magazine photo...this next year he said he would have them attempt
self-portaits with mirrors or photos, and he's excited about using art in his