The Power and Potential of Art in Literature to Teach Mathematics

William P. Bintz and Sara Delano Moore
Bridges Donostia: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2007)
Pages 331–332


Much professional literature indicates that developing and implementing interdisciplinary curricula is linked to high levels of student achievement. Text sets, defined as a collection of conceptually related pieces of literature, is a curricular resource and instructional tool that can be used to support interdisciplinary curricula. This presentation shares an overview of research conducted in the United States on the effectiveness of interdisciplinary curricula, and a text set of high-quality and award-winning literature that illustrates the power and potential of art to teach important concepts in mathematics.