I love finding activities that inspire both sides of my brain. I’m the daughter of a painter and an engineer and although I became an engineer, the other side of my brain always calls out to me too. So for a little bilateral brain food for you and the kiddos, here are **10+ Ways to Learn Math by Painting**.

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## 10 Ways to Learn Math By Painting

It’s not that I’m anti-worksheet. It’s just that I think that adding another aspect to math can make it more fun!

Like geometry, for instance… We added some rainbow paint to our favorite **3D Geometric Shapes** and explored color and mark making in this **Rainbow Geometry Painting** project.

We also like to hide math in our homemade gifts :) Check out these gorgeous **Painted Coasters** that kids can personalize with their own patterns and shapes. They’re perfect for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day!

## More Painted Ways to Learn Math

- Paint some
**Scratch Off Math Cards**from Left Brain Craft Brain. - Paint and play some
**Flower Number Line Games**from Nurture Store. - Learn about circle diameters by doing some
**Compass Painting**from Housing a Forest. - Practice numbers with some
**Printable Q-Tip Painting Sheets**by From ABC’s to ACT’s. (Shared at the Love to Learn Linky!)

**Paint a π skyline**. What Do We Do All Day shows you how to map it out.- Teach math and art history at the same time with
**Klee Polygon Detective**from E is For Explore (on We Are Teachers). - Do some
**Dice Stamping Arithmetic**from Housing a Forest.

- Painting by numbers is a tried and true way to practice numbers with painting. Check out Learn Play Imagine’s unique take on it by
**Painting by Number in the Shower**. - Learn about the
**Golden Ratio**and make your own painting using it’s proportions, just like master painter Da Vinci did. The Virtual Instructor has a great video to help you understand how it works.**The Golden Ratio and Phi**has an interesting collection of examples from art and a couple of spectacular videos showing how the ratio exists in nature. (Photo: Hemenway, 2005) - Teach kids some circle math and make this beautiful
**Color Wheel Clock**from Tiny Rotten Peanuts.

And just for fun, here’s one more math link for you. It’s **Mental Math: Learning to Be a Human Calculator**. Tree Valley Academy shared this amazing resource last week at the Love to Learn Linky. Learn how to use both the left side and the right side of the brain for faster computing in your head.

## STEAM Makes Learning More Fun!

Combining art and math is a classic way to integrate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) into learning. To get even more integrated learning (and fun!) ideas, try **STEAM Kids**, a book packed with 52 weeks of hands-on activities that will wow the boredom right out of kids!

Or pick up the **PRINT VERSION ON AMAZON**.

Viviana @ Totschooling says

LOVE this post! So many creative and inspiring ideas!

leftbraincraftbrain says

Thanks Viviana!

Erica @ What Do We Do All Day? says

Thanks for including our pi skyline. We simply adore all kinds of math art!

leftbraincraftbrain says

I love that pi skyline!! I loved gridding things out as a kid.

JDaniel4's Mom says

What a wonderful round up!

leftbraincraftbrain says

Thanks so much!

shelah@mosswoodconnections.com says

The 10 Ways to Learn Math by Painting is awesome!

leftbraincraftbrain says

Thanks Shelah!!

Natalie PlanetSmartyPants says

Great post! We love art and math… well, in principle anyway, since my daughter is highly mathematical but not at all artsy :)

leftbraincraftbrain says

Thanks! Maybe these will get her to try some arty stuff :)

maryanne @ mama smiles says

So many great ideas! Thanks for highlighting some ways math can be fun!

leftbraincraftbrain says

Glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping by :)