by Blythe Day, Orange Glen High School

Students learn about how math relates to the music, visual art, and literature and create a lesson plan that uses art to teach a particular content standard.

Introduction

. . . She had not understood mathematics until he had explained to her that it was the symbolic language of relationships. "And relationships," he had told her, "contain the essential meaning of life."
                              -- Pearl S. Buck


 

 Have you ever wondered why we need math, and what the heck it has to do with the things you like?

Many students struggle to find math interesting or fun. In this lesson, you will learn about how math relates to the arts and you will create a lesson that uses art to teach geometry!