It’s hard to teach art without connecting it with other disciplines, because art is always with us. It is everywhere! Check out these 13 art and math projects from awesome education bloggers! And, be sure to scroll down to the end of the post to find a list of books on the topic.
The Art of an Idea: Math and Art Integration with Sol LeWitt’s Instruction by Art Class Curator
Sol LeWitt’s art has so much meaning for students to unpack. Get your philosophical aesthetics hats on for an engaging art discussion, and then do a little art and math integration to further explore the concepts of these Sol LeWitt instruction pieces.
Teach Math With Mondrian, Calder, Warhol and Others! by We Are Teachers
This post is jam-packed with ideas on integrating math with art history. I especially love the Picasso Geometry and Fractions lesson. Bonus: there is another post on the same blog I also almost featured: How to use creative art projects to make your students love math. Check it out.
Color Wheel for Kids: Make a Cool Clock by Tiny Rotten Peanuts
Art and Math – Inspired by Klee by Kids Activities Blog
At first, I thought this was just a lesson on shapes, but it also is a great lesson for fractions! I, of course, love the art history connection as well!
Fibonacci Art Project by What Do We Do All Day?
Erica at What Do We Do All Day? is the queen of math+art projects. They are all over her site! I picked my two favorites to feature here, but you really should head over to her site for more.
Pi Skyline by What Do We Do All Day?
So. very. clever.
Designs with Number Patterns by Teach Kids Art
Tessellations by Teach Kids Art
Aboriginal Art, ABB Pattern by Mini Matisse
Circle Loom Weaving by Cassie Stephens
I don’t think I could love this project any more than I do. So beautiful. I’m sure the kids LOVED this one.
Paint by Number Geometric Shapes by Mini Matisse
I really love how she got the kids up and moving during this lesson. Click through to read how she did it. So smart and fun!
Shell Mandalas by Nurture Store
Compass Painting by Housing a Forest
This is a super fun way to teach students about circles and how to use a compass. Plus, the end results are beautiful!
Learning with Art and Math about the Building of Russia by The Educators’ Spin on It
I love this connection with architecture and math. Also, I love the lovely afternoon spent working together and learning in the sun. 🙂 Drawing from a grid is such a fun exercise. I loved to do it when I was little. I learned to do it upside down when I was young, because it helps you look at what you are drawing differently and free your mind from trying to change the way you are drawing.
Books with More Art and Math Projects
Check out these books for more awesome art and math projects.
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