The Magical Power of Our Eye: A Student Centered Approach to Building Bridges between Mathematics and Art

Gail Kaplan and Chris Bartlett
Proceedings of Bridges 2011: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2011)
Pages 685–692 Workshop Papers


This workshop paper provides both the necessary background knowledge for the facilitator of a workshop and a series of student-centered activities designed to enable students to explore the relationship between mathematics and art, in particular, the connection between the golden ratio and paintings. These links stimulate student interest in both disciplines as well as improve critical thinking skills.