Veronika Irvine and Melanie Tory. Math Education: A Creative Approach. Child Computer Interaction Workshop 2011, in conjunction with the ACM Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 4 pages. May 2011.
In our increasingly technology dependent society, Math education is becoming ever more important as a key to a successful career. To reach at risk students, we need to explore a variety of different approaches. While games have been highly successful with certain groups, the competitive nature is not attractive for all students. We propose that exploration of Math through Art be given increased attention. Major advancements in computer graphics and direct manipulation interfaces make it possible to create an Artist Studio micro-world in which math concepts ranging from Geometry and Algebra to Calculus can be explored in a creative manner.