These two seemingly different teachers (photographed inside a Gutai sculpture at the Guggenheim), one an art teacher, one a third grade math teacher, found a common language for teaching both…and his name ladies and gentlemen is….Kandinsky!
Looking at Kandinsky can of course elicit responses such as: “Wow, what beautiful colors”, or “What an interesting composition”, but what you may not realize is that Kandinsky can also be looked to for geometry.
Pat Kite and I will be exploring this connection between art and math in our third grade classes. I will update you as we progress. I anticipate some amazing art coming out of this experiment, and I know that some historic math learning is about to occur. Pat will use sketchbooks in her math classes, and I will use geometric language in my art classes. Look out for the results, they will be spectacular.