Artistic Expressions in Science and Mathematicsby: Pangratios Papacosta and Ann Hanson

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At Chicago's Columbia College, students taking science or math classes have undertaken a new type of assignment that incorporates the application of artistic skills in the curriculum. In this activity, students complete a project that brings art together with science or math. Students can choose any one or a combination of different art forms. This assignment works exceptionally well with nonscience majors, promotes interdisciplinary thinking and creativity, and extends science and math beyond their traditional domain.

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  • on Fri May 03, 2013 5:18 PM

Students at a college semester-long program in which students (individually or in groups) must complete a project that brings art together with science or mathematics. The projects included various formats such as paintings, sculptures, films or videos, photographs, computer graphics or animations, music compositions, drama and dance performances, poems or fictional stories. Reading the article will explain the benefits of this kind of project and might even work in a high school curriculum as well.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:22 PM

This article does an excellent job of explaining and defending the use of art within lessons on math and science. The article is written at/for the college level instructor, but it could be a perfect fit for any grade level. The ideas presented could be easily modified to fit a K-12+ teaching/learning environment. The article presents an argument for the use of art, while also presenting some of the barriers to the inclusion of the "A" in STEM. Overall, a great article for any one looking to incorporate art into their math or science lesson planning.

Susanne Hokkanen  (Orland Park, IL)
Susanne Hokkanen (Orland Park, IL)

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