- In this week’s reading, the author focuses on math and integrating art into math instruction. She gives several great examples of using music , visual arts, and literature to teach mathematical concepts. Choose one piece of art (song, book, painting, photograph, etc.) and describe how this could used to teach a mathematical concept. Try to include a picture of the art, or a link to the song, photograph, etc. to support your post..
This semester, I was introduced to a book series called Sir Cumference. This is a series of books related to geometry. The book Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi includes a riddle for students to solve. Once solved, the riddle actually gives the rule for Pi. The book has the son, Radius, interact with several people in different scenarios to figure out the rule and turn Sir Cumference back from a dragon to a King. The other books in the series also relate to geometry and would be a great introduction in the classroom. I will definitely have a set so that I can get my students excited about a geometry topic instead of reading to them out of a textbook for the same information!