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.
Thank you to Duke Energy Foundation for their generous grant of $10,000 to support the More Than Math program.