ERIC Number: ED414219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
A Creative Concept in Teaching Math to Art Students: Make-a-Problem.
This paper describes the "Make-A-Problem" activity through which students can reframe their attitudes toward mathematics by putting art into the mathematics class. "Make-A-Problem" contains three sections: (1) problem--the student creates a problem dealing with a specific concept assigned by the instructor; (2) picture--an artistic interpretation of the problem/concept is included in this area; and (3) solution--the problem formulated by the student is solved. Drawing the picture allows the students to put the concept into perspective (a schema) and results in increased comprehension. This approach allows for the lessening of mathematics anxiety and increased learning on the part of the students. (EH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and Education of Artists (8th, New York, NY, October 12-15, 1994).