Illuminated Mathematics

Silver level

Published on 1/10/2012

Learning objectives

  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Digital Technologies
Created for

Ages 14 - 18

Subject

Art / Design

Digital/Media Literacy

Language arts and literacy

Mathematics (All)

Music

Technology/ICT

Twenty-first century skills

21st Century Skills

Collaboration

Communication

Knowledge building & critical thinking

ICT for learning

Problem solving & innovation (creativity)

Student self-assessment

Required hardware

PC

Instructional approach

Project based learning (PBL)

Learning activity details

A curated multimedia exhibition entitled, “Illuminated Mathematics” produced by the 12th grade class of 2011. Students in Margaret Noble’s digital art class and David Stahnke’s math class were asked to find the beauty, humanity and intrigue behind math in history, philosophy and the applied arts. The goal was to promote math awareness through art, media and design. The event was hosted at the Sushi Performance and Visual Art Center on December 16th, 2010. Projects developed into an array of math abstractions and celebrations in the mediums of sound, video, animation, photography and interactive installation. The exhibition received press from NBC Channel 7 news, City Beat Magazine and the Voice of San Diego. Below you will find photos from the event, student projects and a list of research topics students were asked to explore. Also, links to rubrics and student handouts.

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