Descriptive geometry in art and nature (EN-CUR-191)

In the fifth year of secondary school of the technical-economic institute, in Italy, students study the functions of two variables, maximums and minimums, operative research, but they do not study art history, therefore this activity wants to improve knowledge and skills in other STEAM sectors.

This learning scenario has been developed during the English version of the “Europeana in your classroom: building 21st-century competences with digital cultural heritage” online course. The course aimed to improve teachers’ understanding of cultural heritage in order to efficiently integrate it into their lessons and practices. The courses can be accessed here.

Authors: Rosa Marincola

Age of students: 18-19

Subject and topic: Interdisciplinary: Mathematics, Science, Art, ICT and Physics, Descriptive geometry

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to sketch and describe surfaces of the given equation; or if the graph of a quadric surface is given, specify the name of the quadric surface, determine the axis of symmetry, maximum and minimum of the quadric surface and know and describe the importance of quadric surfaces in statics, in nature and in architecture.

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