Math, Art, and a World of Fun!
Looking for ways to connect mathematics and art? Even if you aren't, the website mathartfun.com is a great place to visit.
First, via a link, the website mathartfun.com discusses four reasons for combining mathematics and art. The four reasons include (1) It's good for your brain, (2) It can turn others on to mathematics, (3) It leads to a different kind of art, and (4) It reveals things about nature.
Second, mathartfun.com claims that the world's greatest minds have been fascinated by the combination of mathematics and art, including Archimedes, da Vinci, Kepler, Modrian, Fuller, and Mandelbrot. Read the special link to discussions underlying this claim.
And third, browse the shopping area. Each category includes introductory definitions, a description of the educational benefits of that category, and suggested products (with age-appropriate labels). The categories include:
And, as expected, the website mathartfun.com includes a wide variaty of manipulatives, apparel, books, posters, and DVD's.
- Math in nature
- M.C. Escher
- Building toys
Finally, if none of the above interests you, browse the link "Galleries of Mathematical Art." It may get you interested...