UCCI Courses

Da Vinci Algebra 1 - VPA

A-G Subject: Visual and Performing Arts; Mathematics - Algebra I
CTE Sector: Arts, Media, & Entertainment
Pathway: Design, Visual, and Media Arts

*Please Note: Da Vinci Algebra 1  is one of a PAIR of courses – a math and a VPA course, to be taught concurrently. As such, both need to be added to a school's A-G course list to ensure students receive both the "c" and "f" credit.

Da Vinci Algebra 1 elevates mathematics to an art form, as students utilize fundamental Algebra 1 concepts to complete projects in 2D and 3D art and design. Da Vinci Algebra I could be part of an Arts, Media, and Entertainment Academy as the intro course in a sequence of digital media art and mathematical courses. (Da Vinci Algebra 1 is offered as a two-period course – mathematics and visual and performing arts. Students receive credit for both.)

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Get tips & student samples from Kristi Leonard, Math Teacher at South Tahoe High School

Prep for Unit 1’s mural project with Five Artists of the Mexican Revolution 

When teaching the golden ratio, use this great explanation & Fibonacci numbers in art

Download (for free) Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomical Drawings for Unit 3. Your students can also access free art books & images from the Met, Getty and Guggenheim

For "Art Show Budgeting" in Unit 6, have students turn their figures into infographics 

 

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