A PICTURE TELLS A THOUSAND ANSWERS……AND SOLVES A LOT OF SUMS…!!
With brightly coloured A4 paper in front of them the girls looked at the whiteboard.
“Have you ever thought if Vincent Van Gogh used mathematics to paint his pictures…?”
“Come on Miss…are we going to paint by numbers…?
“”Well…yes and no… we are going to draw with equations and solve what X is at the same time…!”
The girls got to work with faces scrunched up in determination and creativeness. As they described the face of their partner, they only used the equations on the board, to make their descriptive lines. Slowly the nose, eyes , and mouth emerged from the paper with numbers and signs. The answers to the equations quickly emerged. Proud artists held up their pictures at the end of 10 min. and had a few giggles. These unique portraits were then displayed on the girls’form boards in their rooms to show them Maths and Art have a lot in common !!