Mathematics - Elementary School


Below is the research linking arts strategies to specific success at the elementary school level in Mathematics.  Click on any of the study citations to link to a full summary of the study in ArtsEdSearch, the online database of arts education research.




  • Sustained involvement in arts-integrated instruction promotes long-term mathematics achievement (Smithrim & Upitis, 2005) and in some cases, students who study the arts outperform their peers on mathematics assessments.



Skills and Competencies



  • Elementary students in visual arts integrated programming are more likely than their peers to approach problems with patience and persistence and be intentional in their decision-making (Korn, 2010).