Hello Everyone, we are Laura and Jeni, founders of Art of Math Education. We started team-teaching Art and Math together at the grade 9&10 level in Ontario.
The Art of Math program strives to foster imagination and creativity while also developing a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts. Art and Math curriculum is blended and taught together to create a unified learning experience.
Students registered in the program are working towards two credits: Visual Arts and Math.
Partnering these two subjects together allows students to make connections and extend learning beyond what occurs in a traditional classroom setting.
Art creates a visual connection to math concepts. Our students often recall a math concept by first remembering the project it relates to.
Projects are personalized, so everyone’s approach, answers and examples are different. Students are designing their own questions to demonstrate their understanding of concepts and, for some students, this is challenging. In order to create a math question, they need to have a deeper understanding of concepts. It provides a different learning opportunity than students who are only working from a textbook.
We discuss the program and its benefits in more details in our TedX talk linked below: