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Making it count – Exploring links between Art and Mathematics
November 14 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
• How can we promote and develop children’s mathematical thinking and language through creative activities?
• How can simple, practical art and design activities help to build children’s skills, confidence and self-esteem?
• How can we ensure that all children experience success in art and design whilst making choices, exploring ideas and developing independence?
This hands-on course will explore ways in which mathematics and art can support one another – how learning in maths can be enhanced through art and design processes and vice versa. The course will focus mainly on skills of paper cutting, collage and printmaking – aspects of art and design practice that work well together and are hugely rewarding for primary and early years children. The course will focus mainly on geometry – exploring shape, pattern, tessellation and symmetry – looking at accessible materials and simple techniques that develop children’s skills and provide stretch and challenge for different age groups. The course will identify artists who explore mathematical shapes and concepts and show how looking at their work can help children to develop their mathematical language. Teachers will learn how to organise simple but effective collage and printmaking activities and see where they fit into cross-curricular themes. They will be able to see children’s work from other schools and the session should provide practical strategies that can immediately be adapted for use in their own classrooms.
The course will address the objectives of the National Curriculum and be helpful to Art and Design and Mathematics
Coordinators as well as any classroom teachers working in KS1 and KS2 who are not especially confident with the practicalities of art and design or who feel lacking in skills, techniques and ideas.
Tickets are £110.00 per person, inclusive of lunch, refreshments and all materials.
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Bookings must be received by Monday 5th November.