Connecting Mathematics and the Arts in the Elementary Classroom through Movement - Abstract

Virginia Usnick and Marilyn Sue Ford
Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science (2002)
Pages 262–262


In several documents published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), teachers are encouraged to include activities during mathematics instruction which enabled students to make "mathematical connections." Several types of connections are presented, including (a) connections between and among mathematical ideas, (b) connections between mathematics and "real world" contexts, and ( c) connections among different representation formats. Within these documents, when examples of potential connections are provided, rarely are connections between mathematics and the arts furnished. If any are provided, they typically focus on the use of geometry in art, specifically shapes and symmetry.