Teaching Mathematics Through Image Manipulation

Patrick Honner
Proceedings of Bridges 2013: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2013)
Pages 503–506 Short Papers


Inspired by the work of artists and presenters at the Bridges conferences, I have begun to experiment with custom Python code that transforms digital images in mathematical ways. My initial foray into this intersection of mathematics, computer science, and art has employed direct applications of trigonometry, algebra, calculus, and many other mathematical concepts from standard secondary mathematics curricula. My goal is to develop an instructional program that will allow students to design and apply mathematical tools to create and explore this simple artistic space.