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Friday, May 31, 2019

Entries pour in for maths-art competition | Leisure - HeraldLIVE

With 600 entries received from high schools across the country, judges of Nelson Mandela University’s second mathematical art competition have had a tough time choosing finalists by Herald Reporter.

One of the submissions for the 2019 NMU art competition
Grade 8 to 12 pupils from every province poured heart and soul into their unique maths-inspired art – which included beautifully-coloured mandalas, sharp-angled high-rise buildings and plenty of animals and plants made up of geometrical shapes, angles, curves and precise patterns.

All the work is being exhibited at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum until June 21, and the winners will be announced at a prize-giving at the gallery on June 8.

“We received responses from everywhere – from small towns, big towns, private schools, government schools, the whole spectrum,” said competition coordinator Carine Steyn, from the university’s Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre, which spearheads the competition...

They could use any visual medium, including photography, drawing, painting, collage or mixed media, and each artwork needed to be accompanied by a written explanation, describing how it linked to maths.

“The children had to do research for this and we could see in the responses that they had learned new and interesting things about the maths-art connections – and about the subject they were exploring,” Steyn said.

Source: HeraldLIVE