More Than Math integrates the visual arts into the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade mathematics curriculum using works of art from the collection of the Asheville Art Museum as the basis for problematic mathematical tasks using NC Standard Course of Study goals and objectives. More Than Math introduces and explores concepts shared by mathematics and the visual arts such as pattern, symmetry, proportion, perspective, balance and geometric form and stresses the importance of each individual’s perspective.

More Than Math includes professional development workshops and lesson plans for teachers, a Museum visit, student workbooks with pre and post Museum visit activities, poster sets and these interactive explorations.

More Than Math was developed by the Asheville Art Museum in partnership with Dr.Grayson Wheatley, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics Education, Florida State University, Buncombe County School District, and the School of Education of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Key works from the permanent collection of the Asheville Art Museum utilized in More Than Math include Josef Albers’ 1972 Formulation:Articulation, folio of 60 serigraphs, Anni Albers’ 1983 Connections folio of 10 serigraphs and 2 works by geometric abstract painter Beatrice Reise.

The Asheville Art Museum is interested in expanding the program to other school districts in NC and throughout the southeast. Contact Erika Sanger, Curator of Education, Asheville Art Museum: esanger@ashevilleart.org if you are interested in finding out how to bring this program to your district.

 

Josef Albers, Multiplex B, 1948, 12 x 8 in., Woodcut on Paper, © 2003 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York. Gift of Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Collection of Asheville Art Museum.


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Josef Albers, Multiplex B, 1948, 12 x 8 in., Woodcut on Paper,
© 2003 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York. Gift of Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Collection of Asheville Art Museum.