Mathematical Art

Mathematical Art is a project-based exploration into using mathematics to understand and create works of art. Through graphs, geometry, computers, and physical materials, students create their own mathematically inflected objects of beauty. Topics covered from year to year may vary, depending on student and teacher interest. Examples include fractals, tessellations, polyhedron models, Escher-style prints, perspective art, architecture, origami, and even conceptual art with mathematical themes. Music, cellular automata, or 3D-printing may likewise be investigated. Supplemental mathematical topics, such as polar coordinates, are introduced as needed.

Min-Max Credit Hours: 1.0-1.0