FSS Participates in the Barnes 3rd Annual Art of Math Challenge STEAM Fair
On Sunday, March 4, 2018, Friends Select students in Accelerated Geometry and Precalculus participated in the Barnes’s third annual Art of Math Challenge. Each model was based on a flat artwork in the Barnes collection, which students translated into a three-dimensional model using mathematical thinking and creative art making. Visitors to the Barnes were able to enjoy the students’ work and vote for their favorite. A team of judges from the Barnes (and a visitors team of judges) gave out awards based on the math and the model after reading the math statement and interviewing students.
FSS groups won the middle and upper school awards for projects based on the model, and the math statement and interview supporting their model. An upper school group also won an award for their artistic design, this award was decided on by the visitors to the Barnes.