Carnegie Art Museum Visit


On my recent trip to the Carnegie Art Museum in Pittsburgh I came across this work or art by Mel Bochner.  The opportunity to connect mathematics and art are often missed and this presents a wonderful problem.

While there are many ways to use this in the classroom but I would simply present the work to small groups and ask them to interpret it and then create their own work of art.  They could also trade diagrams and allow other groups to create their work.

Are there other ways to make a diagram of a block structure?


Seniors Problem

There were 60 students in the gym.  Three-fourths of them were seniors.  After a group of seniors left to attend a meeting, only two fifths of the remaining students were seniors.  How many students left to attend the meeting?