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
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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in
finding out how to bring this program to your district.