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Cheryl McAllister Southeast Missouri State University Mathfest 2009, August 6, 2009.

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1 Cheryl McAllister Southeast Missouri State University Mathfest 2009, August 6, 2009

2  Unit one – Becoming a liberally educated person  Introduction to University Studies Program  9 objectives of University Studies Program  Structure of Program  Connecting University Studies to major and to career goals  Unit two – Applying the first three University Studies Objectives to course theme

3  Locate and gather information  Critical thinking  Communicating effectively

4  Discussion of mathematics and art – what are they, how are they alike, how are they different.  Research mathematics and art topics  Write papers on mathematics and art topics  Work in groups to produce a ‘virtual’ math/art gallery – then take the class on a tour of the gallery and provide a ‘hands-on’ activity to allow class to experience the math/art of project

5  Discussion of the work of Bernar Venet  “Symbols of Power” by Stephen Kennedy, Math Horizons, April 2001, pp. 17 – 20  Canstruction project  Visit to the University museum – curator does a presentation on the mathematics of color mixing  Virtual art gallery project

6 M. C. EscherTessellations OrigamiGeometric patterns PerspectiveFractal images Fibonacci designOptical illusions Golden ratioCurve stitching SymmetryGeometric sculpture

7  Issues of Math Horizons  Proceedings of Bridges Conferences  Viewpoints website – Annalisa Crannell and Marc Frantz - soon to be a book  http://php.indiana.edu/~mathart/vpbo ok/  Erik Demaine at: http://erikdemaine.org/

8  Give clear directions  Provide the students with a grading rubric with the assignment  Use the rubric form to grade  For presentations – have peers provide feedback  Provide students a means to improve their grade

9  http://cstl- csm.semo.edu/mcallister/ui100/index.htm  cjmcallister@semo.edu  Phone: 573-651-2778


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