How do I enrich children’s learning of primary mathematics to bring the subject to life? This book inspires and supports you, the new and beginning teacher, to use talk-rich and open tasks that bring mathematics to life in your classroom. • Tried and loved practical tasks that engage and motivate • Supports you to create confident and resilient mathematicians in your classroom • Explores ways to engage children in mathematics across the primary curriculum • Focuses on understanding key mathematical concepts and the connections between them

Art and Mathematics

Art and Mathematics
Art and Mathematics
Diana Cobden
In This Chapter

This chapter:

  • explores how the two subjects of art and mathematics complement each other
  • presents activities for valuable learning in both subjects
  • shows how art can develop children’s creativity and self esteem
  • considers the value of perspective and abstract art for the learning and teaching of mathematics.

From the earliest times in human history, evidence has been found of art in some form. Even in the New Stone Age there is much evidence that people were making and colouring pottery, decorated with simple repeating geometric patterns. They also wove cloth on simple looms and made baskets. Over the centuries, these skills have been developed enabling artists, designers, potters, sculptors, musicians and architects to produce increasingly sophisticated work. What do art ...

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