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Seeing Math in a Picasso

Second graders at All Saints’ Episcopal School recently donned their math goggles and engaged in a geometry exploration using the visual arts as a lens.

Students learned about the Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), and used his “The Reservoir, Horta de Ebro” (1909) as a springboard to exploring two- and three-dimensional shapes.

Using shape templates, rulers, and colored pencils, students created their own Picasso-inspired cubist artwork and discovered how three-dimensional solids are created using two-dimensional shapes.

Second grade teachers then transformed a school hallway into an art gallery, showcasing their students’ mathematical masterpieces.

Does your school do something similar?

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