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Re: Art and Math Lessons
[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Bob Greaves
Tue, 7 May 1996 08:21:03 GMT-1100
Many of the traditional craft activities require maths skills
particularly in measurement. I use bookcraft as a means of having
children used applied maths. It is not very useful just to measure
things just for the sake of measuring but if you are going to cut
the material, then the measuring has to be accurate.
There are concepts of volume and geometry which are used in art,
incidental maths but all add to the child's understanding. Language
too is essential if a child is going to be able to express accurately
what materials they need. We as teachers often anticipate what the
child wants and do not give them the opportunity to say it
themselves. ie. "Will you chop this piece of timber in half for me
please?" we know what they really mean but do not ask the child to
rephrase their request into, "Will you saw this for me"