Mathematics - High School
Below is the research linking arts strategies to specific success at the high 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.
Mathematics - Skills and Competencies
Participation in arts and arts-integrated programming helps students develop problem solving, abstract reasoning abilities, and perseverance, skills that are critical for mathematics achievement (Heath & Roach, 1999; Hetland, 2000; Imms, Jeanneret & Stevens-Ballenger, 2011; Rostan, 2010; Winner et al, 2006).
Arts education develops students’ capacity to persist in the face of a challenge. Through arts study, students improve in their ability to turn barriers into opportunities, overcome difficulty in completing complex tasks, and sustain attention—habits of mind that students then transfer to their academic pursuits (Baum, Oreck, & McCartney, 1999; DeMoss & Morris, 2002).