Exploring the Math and Art Connection

Author: Daniel Jarvis
Publisher: Brush Education
ISBN: 1550593986
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Daniel Jarvis and Irene Naested highlight the natural association between math and art in a series of practical ideas for the classroom, because when students understand the math/art connection, their understanding and confidence increase in both subjects. Through innovative teaching strategies and more than 100 rich learning experiences, Jarvis and Naested give teachers a wealth of engaging tools to explore the math/art connection with their own students. This connection is established through examinations of natural and human-designed objects, from how pine cone scales spiral out in a Fibonacci sequence to how geometric shapes combine in architecture to form some of the most beautiful structures on the planet.

Origami 5

Author: Patsy Wang-Iverson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 143987350X
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Origami5 continues in the excellent tradition of its four previous incarnations, documenting work presented at an extraordinary series of meetings that explored the connections between origami, mathematics, science, technology, education, and other academic fields. The fifth such meeting, 5OSME (July 13–17, 2010, Singapore Management University) followed the precedent previous meetings to explore the interdisciplinary connections between origami and the real world. This book begins with a section on origami history, art, and design. It is followed by sections on origami in education and origami science, engineering, and technology, and culminates with a section on origami mathematics—the pairing that inspired the original meeting. Within this one volume, you will find a broad selection of historical information, artists’ descriptions of their processes, various perspectives and approaches to the use of origami in education, mathematical tools for origami design, applications of folding in engineering and technology, as well as original and cutting-edge research on the mathematical underpinnings of origami.

Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers

Author: Ricardo D. Fierro
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 113371210X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers is designed to give you a profound understanding of the mathematical content that you are expected to know and be able to teach. The chapters integrate the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards and Expectations and the new Common Core State Standards, as well as research literature. The five NCTM Process Standards of problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representation highlight ways that teachers present content, the ways that students learn content, and various ways that students can demonstrate procedural and conceptual understanding. The worked examples and homework questions provide prospective elementary school teachers with opportunities to develop mathematical knowledge, understanding, and skills that they can apply in their own classrooms effectively. The learning path begins with the Where Are We Going? Chapter Openers, worked Examples with Yellow Markers that indicate the Process Standards throughout the text, to the Concept Maps, to the Section Question Sets with their refreshers of Process Standards, to the Chapter Organizers with Learning Outcomes and a list of the corresponding Review Questions, and finally, conclude at the Chapter Tests with their overarching Learning Outcomes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Art of Mathematics

Author: Jerry P. King
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486450201
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Clear, concise, and superbly written, this book reveals the beauty at the heart of mathematics, illustrating the fundamental connection between aesthetics and mathematics. "Witty, trenchant, and provocative." ? Mathematical Association of America.

Alex im Wunderland der Zahlen

Author: Alex Bellos
Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827078083
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Erinnern wir uns nicht alle mit Schrecken an die ratlosen Momente vor der Tafel im Matheunterricht? Mit Kurvendiskussionen und Dreisatz dürften jedenfalls nur wenige Spaß und Spannung verbinden... Bis jetzt! Denn nun wagt sich Alex Bellos in den Kaninchenbau der Mathematik: in das Reich von Geometrie und Algebra, von Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung, Statistik und logischen Paradoxa. Auf der anderen Seite des Erdballs, am Amazonas, zählen die Mitglieder des Indianerstammes der Munduruku nur bis fünf und halten die Vorstellung, dass dies nicht genügen solle, für reichlich lächerlich. Bei uns in Deutschland dagegen finden jährlich die Meisterschaften der besten Kopfrechner der Welt statt - 2010 wurde in Magdeburg eine elfjährige Inderin zur Nummer eins unter den "Mathleten" gekürt. Die Mathe-Weltmeisterin unter den Tieren ist hingegen die Schimpansin Ai, die Alex Bellos im japanischen Inuyama aufspürt und über deren Rechenkünste er nur staunen kann. Auch wenn er von den bahnbrechenden Überlegungen Euklids erzählt oder erklärt, warum man in Japan seine Visitenkarten keinesfalls zu Dodekaedern falten sollte - Bellos führt uns durch das wahrhaft erstaunliche Reich der Zahlen und bringt uns eine komplexe Wissenschaft spielerisch nahe. Mit seiner Mischung aus spannender Reportage, Wissenschaftsgeschichte und mathematischen Kabinettstückchen erbringt er souverän den Beweis, dass die Gleichung Mathematik = Langeweile eindeutig nicht wahr ist. Quod erat demonstrandum.

Computational Solutions for Knowledge Art and Entertainment Information Exchange Beyond Text

Author: Ursyn, Anna
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466646284
Format: PDF, ePub
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As interactive application software such as apps, installations, and multimedia presentations have become pervasive in everyday life, more and more computer scientists, engineers, and technology experts acknowledge the influence that exists beyond visual explanations. Computational Solutions for Knowledge, Art, and Entertainment: Information Exchange Beyond Text focuses on the methods of depicting knowledge-based concepts in order to assert power beyond a visual explanation of scientific and computational notions. This book combines formal descriptions with graphical presentations and encourages readers to interact by creating visual solutions for science-related concepts and presenting data. This reference is essential for researchers, computer scientists, and academics focusing on the integration of science, technology, computing, art, and mathematics for visual problem solving.

Visual Arts as a Way of Knowing

Author: Karolynne Gee
Publisher: Stenhouse Pub
ISBN:
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Offers guidelines to introducing children to the world of art and integrating art into their everyday lives, addressing approaches to line color in different art mediums while emphasizing the need for creativity and individuality.

Math Games Lab for Kids

Author: Rebecca Rapoport
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1631593412
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Math is the foundation of all sciences and key to understanding the world around us. Math Games Lab for Kids uses over fifty hands-on activities to make learning a variety of math concepts fun and easy for kids. Make learning math fun by sharing these hands-on labs with your child. Math Games Lab for Kids presents more than 50 activities that incorporate coloring, drawing, games, and making shapes to make math more than just numbers. With Math Games Lab for Kids, kids can: Explore geometry and topology by making prisms, antiprisms, Platonic solids, and Möbius strips. Build logic skills by playing and strategizing through tangrams, toothpick puzzles, and the game of Nim. Draw and chart graphs to learn the language of connections. Discover how to color maps like a mathematician by using the fewest colors possible. Create mind bending fractals with straight lines and repeat shapes. And don’t worry about running to the store for expensive supplies! Everything needed to complete the activities can be found in the book or around the house. Math is more important than ever. Give your child a great experience and solid foundation with Math Games Lab for Kids.

Stirring the Head Heart and Soul

Author: H. Lynn Erickson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412925223
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This third edition of Erickson's bestseller provides updated information about designing curriculum aligned with state and national content standards, using brain-based teaching methods, and developing higher-order thinking skills.