Welcome to the digital home of *Math
Art: Hands-On Math Activities for Grades 2, 3, and 4.*

*Math Art* is a
supplemental mathematics curriculum that I developed
as an elementary math teacher in the Bronx. Like any supplemental
lesson book, the main purpose of *Math
Art* is to help teachers
introduce, reinforce, or expand upon the topics their students are
required to learn. Additionally, by blending the subjects of
mathematics and art, *Math Art* is capable of motivating students,
increasing student retention
of knowledge, and assisting the instruction of visual learners, kinesthetic learners, and English language
learners. Please read the book's
introduction, or view some of the actual
math activities, for a better understanding of how and why the book
merges math and art.

Each of the book's math lessons require students to create an
aesthetically-pleasing project that focuses on a fundamental or "broad"
mathematical topic (perimeter, volume, symmetry, angles, etc.). For the
convenience of the teacher, a large picture of each
project is located at the beginning of each lesson. In addition
to directions on how to teach/construct each math activity, most
lessons also include a few paragraphs dedicated to mathematical
educational theory or common student misconceptions.

*Math Art: Hands-On Math Activities for Grades 2, 3, and 4* is primarily written for second, third, and fourth grade teachers. Many first and fifth grade teachers might also wish to own the book, as well as special education teachers of older grades. Generally speaking, in an era when teachers are increasingly stressed for time, and the pressures of standardized tests are forcing art instruction out of classrooms, a book of lessons that blends mathematics and art is of great value.

It is strongly recommended that the teacher independently assemble each
project prior to the day he or she plans to teach the corresponding
lesson. The materials required for each activity are listed on
the first page of each lesson.

Copyright © 2011 by Zachary J. Brewer
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