More Than Math (grades 3–8)
More Than Math is a professional-development program that integrates visual art into the mathematics curriculum for 3rd through 8th grades. Utilizing artworks from the Museum’s Collection as the basis for teaching math standards, More Than Math introduces and explores concepts shared by mathematics and the visual arts such as balance, geometric form, pattern, perspective, proportion, and symmetry.
Randy Harter, retired math specialist for Buncombe County Schools, Asheville artist Kenn Kotara, and Museum educators lead these interactive, hands-on teacher professional-development workshops for local WNC math teachers. Participation in the More Than Math program also includes field-trip admission and guided tours for your class to the Museum as well as access to the interactive More Than Math website. The More Than Math website includes grade-specific mathematics curriculum addressing the NC Standard Course of Study, lesson plans/resources, and a virtual art gallery.
Grades 3–8 math teachers are invited to apply to participate in this professional-development workshop. All participants receive a $75 stipend for the day. To apply, complete and submit the form below.
- Professional-development workshops take place in the Museum’s John & Robyn Horn Education Center and out-of-doors (weather permitting).
- Masks and social distancing are required.
Teacher Professional Development Application Form
Teacher Professional Development
The Museum is committed to providing engaging and educational experiences for pre-K–12 teachers in WNC schools and beyond. Our professional-development opportunities include curriculum-based and exhibition-inspired workshops led by Museum educators and/or special guests that provide teachers with tools to facilitate object-based learning. These workshops are interactive, hands-on, and incorporate artmaking. Come excited to learn together with your colleagues, and leave inspired with ideas to incorporate into your classroom and personal practice!
- Self-guided tour
- $6/person if activity (scavenger hunt, packet, etc.)
- Guided tour with a Volunteer Educator
- $7/person if extended tour art activity, or activity in the studio with staff
- Minimum of 10 people
*Perspective Café catering is available.
*Outside food and beverage must be approved by Museum staff.
If you have questions about booking a professional development session, please email Susan Hendley, School + Teacher programs manager, at email@example.com or call 828.253.3227 x133.
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