The Mathematics Department seeks to encourage students to learn and apply concepts of mathematics through compelling and challenging course work provided at each level of instruction. For a recent geometry lesson, students learned about tessellations, which are arrangements of closed shapes that completely cover the plane without overlapping or leaving gaps. They then created tessellation art that demonstrates their knowledge of transformations, such as translations, rotations, and reflections, exploring geometric principles. Students came up with very creative designs bridging the intersection of art and math.
Students also had the opportunity to explore a fun polygon dance in class, learning the formula for interior/exterior angles through being part of a polygon themselves (see photo above). It’s a great day when students are having so much fun learning that joyful laughter is heard coming out of the Geometry classroom!
- Fan Huang Wright, Upper School Math Teacher and Residential Faculty