06 Mar Mathematics is an art
G.H. Hardy’s excellent description:” A mathematician, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas”.
Mathematics is rarely seen as a form of art but I strongly believe and classify it as an form of art . It is all about imaginations, possibilities and playing with numbers to get a desired result just like any artist does if he is a painter with his canvas or if he is musician with his notes.
You can improve a child’s mathematical understanding by using an artists’ work. Children will be able to gain a greater understanding about the meaning of key vocabulary used in shape and space. Math’s can be made very interesting for kids if we imagine it being an art. Kids love drawing, painting and playing games and you could always involve numbers, shapes and spaces in their games which in turn will teach them basic concepts of mathematics. Once their foundation is built you never know they can become the next Einstein
I would like to share with you a few ideas which you can use to get your kids to have fun with mathematics.
Create art projects with the objective of a math lesson, in addition to learning a math concept they would be more motivated to work hard and less motivated to misbehave.
“A picture is worth a thousand words” a visual representations of math concepts. This will surely improve a child’s retention power of the concepts that are being taught.
Teaching kids math’s as an form of art will surely help parents and teachers introduce, reinforce, or expand upon math topics and generate excitement within kids about various math topics.