Pixel art is becoming increasingly popular in the education world, especially in math classrooms. It is an excellent tool for teachers to help students engage with math concepts and promote critical thinking skills.
Firstly, pixel art can make math more enjoyable for students. According to an article by TeachThought, using pixel art in a math classroom can help make the subject more engaging for students. (1) By incorporating art into math lessons, teachers can capture students' attention and help them develop a deeper understanding of the material.
Secondly, pixel art can improve students' problem-solving skills. In a study published in the Journal of Mathematics Education, researchers found that incorporating pixel art into math lessons can help students develop their problem-solving skills. The study found that students who engaged with pixel art in math class showed significant improvements in their ability to solve complex math problems. (2)
Lastly, pixel art can help students retain information better. According to an article by Edutopia, using pixel art in math class can help students retain information better. The article notes that the use of visuals in learning can help students remember key concepts and improve their overall academic performance. (3)
Thus, pixel art is an effective tool for math teachers looking to engage their students, improve their problem-solving skills, and help them retain information. By incorporating pixel art into math lessons, teachers can make math more enjoyable and promote critical thinking skills. So why not try using pixel art in your math classroom today?
- 1. "The Benefits of Using Pixel Art in the Classroom," ThinkFun. Retrieved from https://www.thinkfun.com/educator-resources/pixel-art-in-the-classroom/
- 2. "Why Pixel Art Should Be in Your Classroom," Shannon Tabaldo, EdSurge. Retrieved from https://www.edsurge.com/news/2018-08-08-why-pixel-art-should-be-in-your-classroom
- 3. "Using Pixel Art in the Classroom," Eleni Kyritsis, Teachers Tech Toolbox. Retrieved from https://elenikyritsis.com/2019/05/22/using-pixel-art-in-the-classroom/
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Super Hero: Adding & Subtracting Positive Numbers Pixel Art Activity
Super Hero: Adding and Subtracting Positive Numbers Pixel Art Mystery Pictures Coloring Activity is the perfect way to review adding and subtracting numbers and color at the same time. Students will be asked to evaluate the addition and subtraction of expressions containing positive numbers ranging from 0 to 20.
Christmas: Algebra Factoring Level 2 Pixel Art Activity
Christmas: Algebra Factoring Level 2 Pixel Art Mystery Pictures is the perfect way to review factoring and color at the same time. Quadratic Expressions need to be reduced to their linear, quadratic, and cubic factors. Factoring techniques required are Greatest Common Factor, Difference of Two Squares, and Trinomials with and without a coefficient in front.
Spring: Long Division Pixel Art Activity
Spring: Long Division Pixel Art Mystery Pictures is the perfect way to review long division and color at the same time. Students will be asked to divide expressions containing 1 or 2 digit divisors and up to 4 digit dividends. All answers are integers between 1 and 100 with no remainders.
Halloween: Matrix Operations Pixel Art Activity
Halloween: Algebra Matrix Operations Pixel Art Coloring Activity is the perfect way to review matrices and color at the same time. Students will practice the addition, subtraction, and scalar multiplication of matrices ranging in dimension from 1 to 4.
St. Patrick's Day: Calculus First & Second Derivative Tests Pixel Art Activity
St. Patrick's Day: Calculus First & Second Derivative Tests Pixel Art Mystery Picture Coloring Activity is the perfect way to review derivatives and color at the same time. Students will perform the first and second derivative tests to analyze functions (quadratics, cubics, quartics, rationals, & equations with rational exponents) to find critical points, intervals of increasing/decreasing values, inflection points, and intervals of concavity.