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ERIC Number: EJ1053461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Oulipo: Applying Mathematical Constraints to Literature and the Arts in a Mathematics for the Liberal Arts Classroom
Despeaux, Sloan Evans
PRIMUS, v25 n3 p238-247 2015
Oulipo (Ouvroir de Littérature potentielle, or Workshop on potential literature), an over 50-year old movement that began in France, seeks to apply mathematical constraints to literature and the arts. In this article, I will give a brief survey of this movement and how I have built a learning module based on it for my mathematics for the liberal arts course. I will provide descriptions of student-created, mathematically constrained poetry, music compositions, and videos. These projects allow my students to apply mathematics (for example, modular arithmetic, combinatorics, and graph theory) to their interests in literature and the arts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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