Using Art to Teach Maths, Using Maths to Create Art

Julie Dobson and Jenny Gage
Bridges Donostia: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2007)
Pages 445–452


In recent years, there has been a move away from approaching topics such as number and algebra, shape and space, probability, and so on, as distinct units of work. Alternative approaches focus on the connections between different areas of maths, using a variety of techniques to explore these. The activities covered in this workshop can be used to give students experience across all these mathematical areas while also linking them to art, history, and other curriculum areas. Delegates will have hands-on experience of up to six different activities, which they will be able to explore at their own pace during the workshop. There will also be opportunities to discuss implications for classroom practice, and ways in which the ideas could be used and extended for students of different abilities and with varying interests.