Math-terpieces (elementary)

Last changed: 05/29/2019 9:27am
Visual Art Math
Grade Level Program Alignment
1 120 min
Combo Offsite Tour & Offsite Workshop
New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052
All year (maximum 125 students per visit). The NBMAA is proud to offer busing reimbursement in the 2019-20 calendar year. Spaces are limited and available on a first come first served basis.
$10 0
no Email , In-Person , Phone
Mirrors, graph paper, pencils, multimedia coloring materials
NBMAA gallery and studio spaces
I can understand how math and technology can be seen and used in art.
I can look at art in different ways and respond and collaboratively share my interpretations with my classmates. br />I can apply my knowledge of facial proportions and the coordinate plane to render a realistic portrait of myself and others.
Students will visit the New Britain Museum of American Art for a docent-led tour and hands-on studio activity that will explore how math is evident in many artworks, as well as an integral part of the art making process. The “Math-terpieces” tour will visit a variety of artworks in the Museum’s collection that clearly demonstrate how artists have used math and technology throughout history and cultures to aid in the creation of their work.

Math topics to be explored could include: fractions, coordinate planes, point plotting, symmetry, polygons, 2D & 3D shapes, formulas, and measurement. Interactive demonstrations will be provided, as well as a guided art making activity utilizing point plotting where students will render their own faces with accurate proportions.
Maximum 125 students per visit
Parents and teachers are invited and encouraged to participate as chaperones during school visits! We require at least one chaperone per 10 students, but more are always appreciated and welcomed!

Grade 5

Grade 5: Mathematics: Geometry: Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems: Cluster #2 Use a pair of perpendicular number lines, called axes, to define a coordinate system, with the intersection of the lines (the origin) arranged to coincide with the 0 on each line and a given point in the plane located by using an ordered pair of numbers, called its coordinates. Understand that the first number indicates how far to travel from the origin in the direction of one axis, and the second number indicates how far to travel in the direction of the second axis, with the convention that the names of the two axes and the coordinates correspond (e.g., x-axis and x-coordinate, y-axis and y-coordinate).
Grade 5: Mathematics: Operations and Algebraic Thinking: Analyze patterns and relationships: Cluster # 3: Generate two numerical patterns using two given rules. Identify apparent relationships between corresponding terms. Form ordered pairs consisting of corresponding terms from the two patterns, and graph the ordered pairs on a coordinate plane.
Grade 5: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work: Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.
Grade 5: Visual Arts: Responding: Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work: Interpret art by distinguishing between relevant and non-relevant contextual information and analyzing subject matter, characteristics of form and structure, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.