More Than Math is a professional development program that integrates visual art into the mathematics curriculum for 3rd through 8th grades. Utilizing artworks from the Museum’s Collection as the basis for teaching math standards, More Than Math introduces and explores concepts shared by mathematics and the visual arts such as balance, geometric form, pattern, perspective, proportion, and symmetry.
Participation in the More Than Math program includes one full-day professional development workshop, field-trip admission and guided tours for your class to the Asheville Art Museum, and access to the interactive More Than Math website. The More Than Math website includes grade-specific mathematics curriculum addressing the NC Standard Course of Study, lesson plan resources, and a virtual art gallery.
More Than Math was developed in 2001 by the Asheville Art Museum. The Museum would like to thank the preliminary advisors to the project: Dr.Grayson Wheatley, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics Education, Florida State University; Randy Harter, Mathematics Specialist (retired), Buncombe County Schools; the School of Education of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation; Kenn Kotara, artist; and the project’s original team of development teachers: Miriam Champion, North Buncombe Elementary School; Carolyn Mann, William W. Estes Elementary School; Sarah Nuttal, Hominy Valley Elementary School; Mary Ann Sorrells, Oakley Elementary School; Joyce Austin, Candler Elementary School; Amy Vaughn, Leicester Elementary School; and their students in the 2001-2002 school year.