Mathematics and Art (3rd/4th graders)

In this class, we will look at different ways we can see Mathematics in Art.  We will learn about geometric concepts and notice patterns, angles, and lines of perspective in art work already created as well as create our own art inspired by Mathematics.  We will explore a number of math concepts and examine a different artist each week. Students will use a variety of art materials and create a new project for each class.

Ann Bernard is a Grade 5 classroom teacher inspired to support positive learning environments for all students.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Wheelock College, now part of Boston University, in Boston, MA.  She has taught in both Boston and Minnesota in various classroom settings, including co-teaching in a special education inclusion classroom and co-teaching with an English Language Learning Teacher.  Ms. Bernard has also been a Math and Engineering Specialist at her district’s STEM Elementary Magnet school and was a District Elementary Math Coach for six years.  Lastly, she has been a Co-Planner and Lead Teacher for Nature’s Engineers, her district’s summer camp program for GT/YS students, for over 10 years.