Art and Mathematics
Date: 2/8/96 at 10:35:44 From: Anonymous Subject: Art and Math Do you know many ways that art can be linked to mathematics? Any ideas? Let Me Know! Thanks, Rob
Date: 3/9/96 at 23:48:37 From: Doctor Jodi Subject: Re: Art and Math Hi Rob! Thanks for your question. There are lots of ways to link math and art. Here are some of my favorites: TESSELLATIONS looking at examples in M.C. Escher drawings making your own with Key Curriculum's TesselMania and/or paper cutouts more info on tessellations at http://mathforum.org/sum95/suzanne/tess.intro.html POLYHEDRA making models with scissors, glue, and cardstock with nifty plastic polyhedra that snap together (Polydrons) watch movies like Key Curriculum's StellaOctangula (activity book too) and Dance of the Platonic and Archimedian Solids (Olaf Holt/Geometry Center) and Mad about Mirrors (Anna Gardberg/Geometry Center) more info on polyhedra at http://mathforum.org/sum95/math_and/poly/polyhedra.html KNIT A MOBIUS BAND directions at http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/docs/doyle/mpls/handouts/node15.html I know someone who tried it--it worked and is pretty cool. SEW POLYHEDRA, HYPERBOLIC CLOTH By sewing equilateral triangles together, you can make polyhedra (with 2-5 triangles per vertex), a flat plane (more or less) with 6 triangles, and a piece of the Hyperbolic plane with 7 or more triangles. REALLY neat, write back for further explanation if you need it. So there are just a few ideas to get started on. Write us back if you need more suggestions or details. And let us know how it goes... -Doctor Jodi, The Math Forum
Date: 3/22/96 at 23:48:37 From: Doctor Jodi Subject: Re: Art and Math Hello again! I hope you're finding interesting things. Sarah, the web archivist here, suggests looking at http://mathforum.org/~sarah/shapiro which is a web unit on Geometry through Art by Norman Shapiro -Doctor Jodi, The Math Forum
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