Mathematics, art and symbols in primary and middle schools

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Abstract

Lines were the centre of an art dispute because of their "hidden" meanings. They also hide meaning for many mathematics students. Mathematics and art interlink in the primary and middle school curriculum. Appreciation of both art and mathematics and the creating of both are possible through appropriate activities and discussions. Examples cover symmetry, similarity, repetition, analysis of shape relations, and the role of symbols. Specific ideas such as the golden ratio are also feasible.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference of the Mathematics Association of Victoria
EditorsJ. Neyland
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherMathematics Association of Victoria
Pages207-217
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)1876677856
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventMathematics: Shaping the future: the MAV's 37th Annual Conference - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 07 Dec 200008 Dec 2000

Conference

ConferenceMathematics: Shaping the future: the MAV's 37th Annual Conference
Country/TerritoryAustralia
Period07/12/0008/12/00

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