Art and Math

Art and Math may at first seem to be very differing things, but there are many exciting ways they overlap. In this session, we will discuss key math concepts present in everyday art activities. Participants will explore symmetry, geometry, and measurement involved in creating beautiful art. As well as art with graphs and grids, angles, patterns, number recognition and much more.
Activities and resources will include options for ages 0-5.

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Presenter:

Dana McVey

As a Child Development Consultant with First 5 California Dana serves in the Training and Continuous Quality Improvement Office. One of her main duties is project lead for the development of a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) statewide. A goal of QRIS is to provide information about high quality early learning environments that can meet the needs of all children. That work includes providing training and technical assistance to early educators that promote quality environments for diverse populations of children birth thru five across California. Prior to joining First 5 California, Dana was a Program Officer in Sacramento, overseeing the staff and educational operations of 13 early learning centers. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Education, with a focus on Human Development from California State University Sacramento (Go, Hornets!) and has over 25 years of experience as a teacher, coach, and trainer in the early childhood education field. 

 

California Early Math Project 2020