Math by Way of Art

As elementary schools across the state work to address lagging math proficiency, a school in Pasadena is having success using arts to teach third graders addition, subtraction and long division. Two advocacy organizations are working to ensure that all public schools, especially in economically disadvantaged communities, have access to effective arts education strategies. A new policy paper from the California Alliance for Arts Education and Arts for LA offers a road map for schools and districts across the state and across the country to use arts education strategies to improve literacy and math skills within the Title 1 program and improve educational outcomes for low-income students.