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Masterpieces to Mathematics: Using Art to Teach Fraction, Decimal, and Percent Equivalents

Christopher Scaptura; Jennifer Suh; Greg Mahaffey 

August 2007, Volume 13, Issue 1, Page 24

Abstract:
A way to introduce fraction, decimal, and percent equivalents by linking student-created Op Art with examples of twentieth-century abstract painting. Article discusses differentiating instruction according to student ability level. Includes examples of student work and worksheets.

Keywords:
English Language Learners (ELL)
Article
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Differentiated Instruction
Sample assessments
Teacher
Manipulatives
Fractions / Decimals / Percents / Rational Numbers
Student Work