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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Nelson Mandela University maths-art competition goes national | RNews

Whether you are surrounded by towering skyscrapers on a bustling city street, or contemplating the intricate design of a tiny flower, one thing is clear: mathematically-precise shapes, angles and patterns are everywhere, as RNews reports. 
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To encourage learners to recognize mathematics in the world around them and bring it to life, the Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre (GMMDC) at Nelson Mandela University is running its second annual Math-Art Competition, where entrants must submit artworks inspired by mathematics. It opens on March 2 and closes on May 3,

The competition – which was launched and run in the Eastern Cape last year – has been extended to include all provinces, thanks to strong partnerships with Umalusi (the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training), the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF), the Centre for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education (CASME), the University of the Free State, the Department of Basic Education (Eastern Cape), Kutlwanong Centre for Maths, Science and Technology, the Independent Schools Association of South Africa (ISASA) and Curro Schools...

Nelson Mandela University maths-art competition goes national
Each participant will also have to provide a written explanation outlining the link between their artworks and maths, by describing which mathematical concept they used, how their artwork links to the selected category, and which sources they used to design their work.   

Each submitted artwork must be two-dimensional and A4 to A2 in size, with relief work no more than 2cm high.

Through the Math-Art Competition, along with various conferences and school-based activities, GMMDC aims to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) activities to increase the popularity of maths in the classroom.
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Additional resources
GMMDC Math Art Competition 2019
For more information, contact: or watch the promotional video on YouTube: (keywords: Math-Art Competition 2019) 

Source: RNews