When Venn Diagrams Intersect Art & Math

  • When Venn Diagrams Intersect Art & Math

    Sarah B. Bush, Karen S. Karp, Tova Lentz, and Jennifer Nadler
    Second-grade students strengthened their sorting and classifying skills in the context of categorizing famous artwork.
    Many elementary schools across the nation are scaling back or cutting arts curriculum altogether. This article presents classroom teachers with an activity for integrating art with mathematics. Through a three-phase exploration of reasoning with shapes and their attributes, students will get to know a classmate better, work with defining and nondefining attributes of shapes, and categorize “famous” artwork.
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