id: 06439638
dt: j
an: 2015d.00938
au: Harkness, Shelly Sheats; Truhart, Regina; Gregson, Susan
ti: Using mathematics to design costumes: hat making.
so: Ohio J. Sch. Math. 70, 27-33 (2014).
py: 2014
pu: Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM), Columbus, Oxford, OH
la: EN
cc: M83 F83 D83
ut: mathematical applications; fashion design; student activities; project
method; lower secondary; creativity; structural and aesthetic
components; fine arts; elementary geometry; proportion; ratio; scaling;
similarity; circles; perimeter; reflections; symmetry
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ab: Summary: Costuming and design for theatrical productions requires the
creative use of mathematics and mathematical processes. To introduce
students to the relationship between mathematics and art in costume
design, mathematics educators collaborated with a costuming and design
professor from the College Conservatory of Music to create this series
of activities based on one expressive element ‒ the hat. A central
goal of the series of activities was to help students understand the
role of mathematics in both the structural and aesthetic components of
the design process. Mathematical practices, ratio and proportion, and
geometry common core standards are addressed.
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