## Art-Maths

Art Maths has been around for as long as Maths has been around.  In Ancient Greece the study of geometry brought us all those brilliant tessellated pottery designs and mosaics.  Their architecture is an attempt to reflect the purity of Euclidean geometry and their belief in perfect proportions is embodied in the golden mean.

We like Art-Maths because it is beautiful and fun.  It gives students a way into Maths which is not about wrong or right, but about discovery.  In Art-Maths the shape of Maths is explored rather than the focus being on a singular solution.  Our philosophy is to make Maths more attractive to young minds.

We offer great workshops to allow schools to integrate Art-Maths into the Curriculum.  Under development is a library of best practice.

Some of the ideas I like are shown below

 Multiplication Art – a funny diagram for each times table.  This is like fractal art. 3D Paper Shapes – There are a million resources for this activity and all students should get a chance to make them 3D Paper Shapes – Shapes made with sticks and Plasticine enable a different level of exploration Crazy times table creations – just a fun way for making them more grippy Discover Multiplication and Division facts through city Maths Number Bond Art Creating symmetry patterns by cutting up shapes Centimeter curves – create curves with decreasing strips of paper Creating curves with paper – explore folding and pattern formation Symmetry Art Explore rotational symmetry through making shapes Fraction Art – subdividing anything and everything into fraction tiles can create beautiful designs. Explore Mystic Rose as the interactions between students Ratio Art- make ratio designs Square Number Art – explore square numbers and area Curve stitching – can make beautiful art forms and explore very complex maths functions Maze Art – investigate algorithmic thinking to solve Cube Art – finding volume, cubic numbers Straight Line Art- do this on Cartesian coordinates and study different gradients or angles Art – Maths with LOGO is great fun Art-Maths programming scratch Using Robots to draw big patterns Exploring Perspective – crazy perspective Creating art from the Fibonacci series Developing concentric circle art is a great way to learn about circumference Knot theory with doodle maths Pythagoras trees are a fun way to build up the idea. Quadratic Equation Art can just play with the beautiful form of the curve Explore making hyperbolic curves Exploring the sum to infinity of fraction series

## Books

Math Art: Hands-On Math Activities for Grades 2, 3, and 4 [Paperback]

Zachary J. Brewer (Author)

## Good Websites

Mathematics in Art & Architecture

MakeMath

Vi Hart

nrich Art ideas

Maths craft

Mathisfun – good symmetry drawing program