More Than Math

More Than Math is a program that integrates the visual arts into the 3rd through 8th grade mathematics curriculum using works of art from the collection of the Asheville Art Museum. More Than Math was developed in partnership with Museum education staff; Dr. Grayson Wheatley, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Education, Florida State University; Randy Harter, Math Specialist, Buncombe County School District; and the School of Education of UNC Chapel Hill.

Third through 8th grade classroom teachers are invited each summer to take part in the More Than Math workshop at the Museum. We provide teachers from each grade level with a lesson plan, student workbooks with pre- and post- Museum visit activities, a set of posters for their classrooms, and access to website activities designed for their students. In the school year following their workshop, teachers and their students are provided with a complementary field trip to the Museum for a guided tour and hands-on studio project.

For questions about More than Math, call Erin Shope at 828.253.3227 x121.


Winter-Spring 2018 Programs

Professional Development for Teachers: More than Math
FEBRUARY 10 — Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.:  Grades 3 – 5
APRIL 21 — Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Grades 6 – 8

Teachers: You are cordially invited to attend a FREE More than Math professional development workshop at the Museum!

More Than Math integrates the visual arts into problem-based mathematics units developed for grades 3 through 8, drawn from the context of works of art in the Museum’s CollectionMore than Math focuses on the importance of each student’s unique perspective in both mathematics and art and explores analogous concepts including perspective, parallelism, symmetry, measurement, and geometric form.

This FREE workshop provides: lesson plans and student activities, resource and classroom materials, and CEU credits. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

The workshop will be led by Randy Harter, retired Math Specialist for Buncombe County Schools, and members of the Museum’s Education Department.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please email Sharon McRorie, Education Programs Manager, or call 828.253.3227 x124 and provide the following information:

  • Teacher name, grade(s) taught, email*, phone, alternate contact phone
  • School name, mailing address

A confirmation letter will be emailed directly to you including the agenda, directions, and parking information.

We look forward to working with you this spring!

Duke-Energy-Logo-4cThank you to Duke Energy Foundation for their generous grant to support the More Than Math program.