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From STEM to STEAM: Visual Arts Integration 

RUSMP develops customized mathematics-visual arts programs for students and teachers in which participants learn about artists, and with their math goggles® in place, they explore and discuss the mathematics in the artwork. 

Put on Your Math Goggles! Discovering Mathematics in the Visual Arts, a blended course

RUSMP offers a blended course with both a face-to-face meeting and an online component that asks participants to put their “math goggles” on to explore visual arts through the lens of mathematics. During the course, K-5 teachers learn strategies on how to infuse creativity into the teaching of mathematics.  

Articles about Math-Arts Integration

Read journal articles that discuss how to successfully integrate the visual arts into the math classroom here.

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Get Inspired and Put on Your Math Goggles®!

Click here to read stories about about how to inspire your students to put on their Math Goggles®.

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Visual Arts Integration Resources: Robin's Picks

Explore resources that will help transform your mathematics classroom into an art gallery here curated by RUSMP Director Curriculum and Integration, Robin Ward.

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Put on Your Math Goggles®: Cylinders in Art

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Transform your mathematics classroom into an art gallery by using a work of art as the focal point to a mathematics lesson!

Open up a lesson on cylinders by sharing with your students a PowerPoint designed by Robin Ward, featuring the soup can art of Andy Warhol. Then, follow the steps in the lesson plan and allow your students to observe, explore, and identify attributes of cylinders by creating their own soup can cylinder in the spirit of Andy Warhol.

This integrated lesson, designed with kindergarten students in mind, will allow your students to explore the mathematics of cylinders, while learning about the Pop artist, Andy Warhol, simultaneously. See how easy it is to put on your math goggles® and integrate mathematics and the visual arts!