ERIC Number: EJ789075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Art + Math
McIntosh, Ronald D.
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v107 n8 p64 Apr 2008
Professional learning communities (PLCs) are designed to increase and improve the time teachers spend working with one another planning curriculum for mathematics, reading, writing, history, English, and other disciplines offered by their school. These meetings help to improve test scores in math and English. Teachers have coupled their subject areas for years. American public high schools have a history of integrating art and English, music and theater, math and science. Why not combine English with physical education, science with dance and theater, and art with math? Math combined with. . . Art! Such a combination would require the involvement of both the math and art teachers, uniting their areas of expertise with a goal of improving math skills and math scores. The study of perspective offers one example.
Descriptors: Art Education, Mathematics Education, High Schools, Integrated Activities, Teacher Collaboration, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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