Nelson Mandela University’s Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre (GMMDC) has just completed the first Math Art competition. This competition is in line with the international trend of STEAM (incorporating Art into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

“This is a more modern approach to mathematics for learners to become encouraged to explore the links between mathematics and art, and with this modern approach realise the potential of Mathematics for future careers”, said GMMDC director Prof Werner Olivier.

The artworks were judged on the creativity of linking mathematics to art. Entrants had to write a 100 to 200 words paragraph on how they have portrayed mathematics in their art project.

The competition, which started from 3 March and ended on 4 May, was open to teachers and learners from the Eastern Cape Secondary Schools. We are looking forward to expanding this competition to all of South Africa next year.

Winners were announced on 18 May and the prize giving was on Friday, 25 May 2018 at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum. The artworks were exhibited at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWa8MO4h0tQ&feature=youtu.be

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