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Today was a happy day at school. My students received diplomas in mathematics and art. Diplomas in art came from Croatia.My artistic souls with mathematical precision.I always wondered what happens when math and art meet?
Many perceive mathematics and art as complete opposites. The left hemisphere of the brain versus the right, practicality and analysis on the one hand, and imagination and creativity on the other. However, although fundamentally different, these two areas are also related.Both disciplines require a good understanding of space, as well as the skill of pattern recognition. Mathematicians and artists use geometry, which includes a good perception of shape, proportion, measure and symmetry.
It is important that children explore
Some children are artistic souls, and some are more inclined to science. However, one should not fall into the trap and limit them, but point out to them that they should not be exclusive in life.
It is good for children to research, and not to limit their interests. That is why it is desirable to try them in several areas. Some of them, although they do not currently see themselves in mathematics, have a great affinity for it that is waiting to be activated.
The famous Pythagoras was an ancient philosopher and mathematician, who also had a penchant for art because he was engaged in music. He is known for Pythagoras' theorem (A2 + B2 = C2), and he believed that everything in the cosmos is connected with numbers.
An interesting thing to mention is that he tried out the tones by changing the lengths of the strings on the instruments he played. He also studied the relationship of notes and was the first to write a harmonic system, which is still used today.
Analytical thinking and logic, in synergy with a little imagination, can be the right recipe for success in math.He gathered around him a small group of sincere students who instructed him in the secret wisdom that was revealed to him, and also in the basics of occult mathematics, music and astronomy, which he considered the triangular foundation of all arts and sciences.
While Mnesarch, Pythagoras' father, was in the city of Delphi in connection with his trade business, he and his wife, Parthenida, decided to consult a Delphic prophecy as to whether the Moira supported their return to Syria. When Pitones (the prophetess of Apollo) sat on a golden tripod above the gaping opening of the prophecy, she did not answer the question they asked, but told the Mnesarch that his wife was pregnant and would give birth to a son destined to surpass all men in beauty and wisdom who will contribute a lot to the well-being of humanity with his life.
The Mnesarch was so deeply impressed by the prophecy that he changed his wife's name to Pitazida, in honor of the Pythian priestess. When the child was born in Sidon, Phenicia, he was a son - as the prophecy said. The Mnesarch and Pitazida named the child Pythagoras, because they believed that he was predestined by the prophecy.
Many strange legends have been preserved about Pythagoras' birth. Some claimed that he was not a mortal: that he was one of the gods who took the human body to come into the world and teach the human race. Pythagoras was one of the many sages and saviors of antiquity who were claimed to have been born by sinless conception.
Imagination drives everything
Imagination is powerful, it drives everything! It was these words that guided one of the greatest minds, who left an indelible scientific mark on humanity.
Albert Einstein, a genius who was helped by art to solve the problems he encountered in his calculations. When he encountered difficulties, he would sit down to play the piano or the violin.
Along with the left hemisphere (through which problems are approached analytically), with the help of music, he managed to additionally activate the right hemisphere of the brain (in charge of art). This helped him strengthen the coherence of both hemispheres, which led to much better thinking.
As a boy, Einstein was an extremely bad student. The professor recommended that his parents drop him out of school because he thought he was too stupid to learn and that investing in his education was a waste of money. He suggested that Albert find some physical work. Instead, his parents bought him a violin. Einstein became a good violinist, and later he often said that the secret of his scientific success lay in playing the violin. This was also confirmed by his friend, G. J. Vidrov, who said that Einstein solved mathematical problems by improvising on the violin.
"Life without music is unthinkable for me, because I live my dreams in music. I see my life in music. "I get the most joy in life from music," Einstein said on one occasion.
His second wife Elsa admitted that she fell in love with him because of the way he played Mozart on his violin.
Music is an integral part of art and listening to it can significantly improve the ability to learn - confirmed by numerous studies.
It happens to all of us that sometimes we are in a bad mood, which affects our activities. Scientists from the University of Montreal have even come to the conclusion that music affects the brain by increasing the level of satisfaction.