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Math-terpieces (middle)

Last changed: 05/29/2019 9:28am
6 , 7
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 , Phone , In-Person
Mirrors, graph paper, pencils, multimedia coloring materials
N/A
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 6

Grade 6: Mathematics: The Number System: Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers: Cluster #6: Understand a rational number as a point on a number line.
Grade 6: Mathematics: The Number System: Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers: Cluster #8: Solve real-world and mathematical problems by graphing points in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane.
Grade 6: 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 6: 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.

Grade 7

Grade 7: Mathematics: 7.RP Ratios and Proportional Relationships: 7.RP A: Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real world and mathematical problems.
Grade 7: Mathematics: 7 RP Ratios and Proportional Relationships: 7.RP. A.2: Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities.
Grade 7: 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 7: 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.