Teaching mathematics with gestalt psychology

topic: pelan dan dongakan        

Induction set:

Show different examples of shapes and designs in three dimensions.

Ask them:

  •  what is hidden and what can be seen up front?
  •  ask students to describe what they can see such as dotted lines?
  • ask them to describe what objects are near and which are further apart?
  • ask them what is in the foregorund and what is in the background

Introduce gestalt psychology principles and relate the principles to the pictures such as how each law can be observered in the pictures.

 

Activity 1

Relate gestalt principles to mathematical shapes commonly observed in mathematics textbooks:

figure-ground law

closure

proximity

continuation

proximity

Activity 2

Problem solving which applies gestalt principles

 

Individual project:

show different logos and find hidden objects, or shapes in the logos and relate them to gestalt principles.

ask students to design their own company logo and make sure it fulfills several of the gestalt principles

ask students to include in one 3 dimensional shape in the logo

 

images taken from:

https://www.deviantart.com/fireflyalpha/art/3D-Shapes-356578331

http://at.depaceimpiantisrl.it/inkscape-3d-surface.html

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/dept-of-design/how-the-coronavirus-will-reshape-architecture

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