July 26, 2021 –
The program is designed to help students find the math in everyday experiences and create awareness about the importance of math skills for future educational choices and career options. An emphasis on career connections and role models is integrated throughout the activities.
- ArtMath Students explore the ways in which art and math interconnect by studying the art of two 20th century artists - M.C. Escher and Piet Mondrian - and learning about the work of mathematician David Brewster. They create kaleidoscopes and experience first-hand the role of tessellation, symmetry, asymmetry, and measurement - all essential math skills and concepts.
- Built Environment Students explore the immediate environment inside and outside, looking at windows, doors, building, streets, and fences with a mathematical eye. They make their own metric measuring tapes, collect data, convert it to scale on graph paper, and draw representational maps using scale and symbols. Students use what they have learned about scale, measurement, and their immediate built environment to create a blueprint for an ideal community, incorporating ideas of social justice into their designs.
- Jump Rope Math Students learn essential math skills while jumping rope