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Cross-curricular connections are a phenomenal way to help our students develop deeper knowledge. Real life isn’t compartmentalized into just math, just reading, just science, or just art. It’s an intricate collection and balance of all practices and knowledge. We can lead our students through processes that allow these connections to form naturally!
One of the easiest cross-curricular pairings is art and math. Just look at these connections!
So, you see, math and art are a natural pair!
Meet Me in the Middle Self-Portraits (AOE Lesson)
Symmetrical Paper Masks (AOE Lesson)
Radial Printmaking (AOE Lesson)
Architectural Relief Prints (AOE Lesson)
Digital Radial Designs (AOE Lesson)
Negative Space People (AOE Lesson)
Foolproof Positive and Negative Designs (AOE Lesson)
Chalk Mandalas (my lesson)
CD Mandalas (my lesson)
Shape Robots (my lesson)
Mondrian Collage (AOE Lesson)
Quilt Prints (AOE Lesson)
Optical Illusions (AOE Lesson)
Artist Treehouses (AOE Lesson)
Tessellations (my lesson)
Lego Self-Portraits (proportion; AOE Lesson)
Building Blue “Prints” (AOE Lesson)
Chuck Close Portraits (AOE Lesson)
Hopefully some of these ideas have sparked some inspiration!
Still need a little boost getting started? Check out this short guide to help you start cross-curricular planning. Or, if you want to dive deep, check out the AOE course Connecting Art to the Common Core. One week of the course is dedicated exclusively to exploring connections between art and math!
What are your favorite lessons that combine math and art?
Do you consult classroom curriculums when planning your own?