The Math by Art Project engages young people in Haiti in addressing a serious environmental and health challenge, in learning math, and in creating art. Plastic waste in Haiti is commonly either burned, releasing toxic chemicals into the air, land, and water, or discarded and left to clog drainage systems and pollute the ocean. Using the Project’s educational software, students learn math concepts by repurposing discarded plastic bottles to make math manipulatives, like geometric compasses, from the plastic. The math and manipulatives then provide a platform for students to create art and practical tools, such as mobiles and brooms. Through a collaborative effort with partners in the U.S. and Haiti, the Project aims to help transform an environmental and health hazard into an educational resource.
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