NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: EJ859725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5785
Pythagoras' Canvas
Musto, Garrod
Mathematics Teaching, n213 p26-29 Mar 2009
This article seeks to provide an insight into little known numerical methods for deriving meaning from ancient sacred texts to give an understanding of some of the symbolism contained in the wonderful artwork and sculptures of Venetian artist Tobia Rava. The author describes how he used Rava's artwork to inspire a multi-faceted mathematics project. He also describes how the work of Tobia Rava inspired his students to produce their own "mathematical" art work.
Association of Teachers of Mathematics. Unit 7 Prime Industrial Park, Shaftesbury Street, Derby, DE23 8YB, UK. Tel: +44-1332-346599; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom