Incorporating Art into Mathematics Courses

Webinar Slide Deck

In the eyes of the general populace, mathematics and art are usually viewed as completely disjointed topics, and many people would struggle to relate the two. However, to a mathematician, the connection is apparent and beautiful—indeed, many mathematicians consider their field to be an exceptionally rich and complex art form. Whether the focus is the Mathematics of Art, the Art of Mathematics, or something in between, many people have made noteworthy observations of the role each plays in the other.

In this unique and entertaining presentation, Dr. Paul Sisson will present a sampling of observations and examples of the intersection of mathematics and art forms including architecture, music, and three-dimensional visuals.

About the Presenter:

Paul D. Sisson, Ph.D., is a Professor of Mathematics Emeritus and Provost Emeritus and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Louisiana State University Shreveport. In addition to continuing to teach undergraduate and graduate mathematics throughout his career, he served in numerous administrative capacities including Department Chair, College Dean, Graduate Studies Dean, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Interim Chancellor. Dr. Sisson published his first math textbook, College Algebra, in 2003, followed by Precalculus in 2006 and College Algebra: A Concise Approach in 2011. He is the co-author of Calculus with Early Transcendentals (2016) and most recently just completed work on the 3rd editions of College Algebra and Precalculus. Sisson’s teaching experience is reflected in his textbook writing, which emphasizes the historical and human aspects of math, calls upon the intuition of the reader, and uses modern technology to enable students to explore mathematics and develop mathematical confidence.