4.302 BSAD Foundations in the Visual Arts (MIT)
This class offers a foundation in the visual art practice and its critical analysis for beginning architecture students. Emphasis is on long-range artistic development and its analogies to architectural thinking and practice. Students will learn to communicate ideas and experiences through various two-dimensional, and three-dimensional, and time-based media, including installations, performance and video. Lectures, visiting artist presentations, field trips, and readings supplement studio practi
This section encourages subjective interpretation and is designed to stimulate students to think freely and generate creative ideas. Risk taking is strongly encouraged as students' respond to the works of art. The pre-visit activity, Introducing Symbols, is intended to help students use critical looking and thinking skills to build visual literacy. The on-site activity, Interpreting Symbols and Design, asks students to explore a work of art in a subjective manner, finding their own personal mean
This section promotes students to actively respond to works of art. Students have the opportunity to assess what they have discovered and define what they still want to know. The pre-visit activity, Art Analysis and Creative Writing, asks students to write a fictional narrative based on a work of art. This exercise reveals how works of art elicit multiple interpretations. The on-site activity, Sharing Stories, Looking at Books and Paintings, asks students to share their personal perspectives, vi
4.366 Advanced Projects in the Visual Arts: Personal Narrative (MIT)
This advanced video class serves goes into greater depth on the topics covered in 4.351 , Introduction to Video. It also will explore the nature and function of narrative in cinema and video through exercises and screenings culminating in a final project. Starting with a brief introduction to the basic principles of classical narrative cinema, we will proceed to explore strategies designed to test the elements of narrative: story trajectory, character development, verisimilitude, time-space
21M.873 Theater Arts Topics (MIT)
Directed practice in acting, directing, or design on a sustained theater piece, either one-act or full length, from pre-rehearsal preparation to workshop production.
SP.240 Composing Your Life: Exploration of Self through Visual Arts and Writing (MIT)
In this interdisciplinary seminar, we explore a variety of visual and written tools for self exploration and self expression. Through discussion, written assignments, and directed exercises, students practice utilizing a variety of media to explore and express who they are.
4.301 Introduction to the Visual Arts (MIT)
This class will introduce students to a variety of contemporary art practices and ideas. The class will begin with a brief overview of 'visual language' by looking at a variety of artworks and discussing basic concepts revolving around artistic practice. The rest of the class will focus on notions of the real/unreal as explored with various mediums and practices. The class will work in video, sculpture and in public space.
21M.873 Theater Arts Topics - Suburbia (MIT)
Directed practice in acting, production, or design on a sustained theater piece, either one-act or full length, from pre-rehearsal preparation to workshop production. Consult Theater Arts Office. Includes directed practice in stagecraft. Dramashop rehearses a production of Eric Bogosian's play "subUrbia" for presentation the first two weekends in February. Visiting artist, David R. Gammons, directs. Approximately 10 roles filled by auditions. Students can receive up to six credits for acting or
Virtual Manipulative: Base 10 Blocks and More
This is a virtual manipulative (that uses a Java applet). Illustrate addition and subtraction in a variety of bases. Please take a few seconds to wait for this virtual manipulate to fully load. From Utah State University
Virtual Manipulative - Addition With Base 10 Blocks
Base Blocks Addition – Use base ten blocks to model grouping in addition. This manipulative uses a Java applet.
Virtual Manipulative- Add and Subtract Decimals With Base 10 Blocks
Add and subtract decimal values using base blocks. The problems difficulty is controlled by the user. Set the number of whole number columns up to 100s. Set the decimal places from 0 to 3 places. Other bases are available. Please take a few seconds to wait for this virtual manipulate (that uses a Java applet) to fully load. From Utah State University.
Base Ten Blocks - Exploring Whole Decimal Numbers - Virtual Manipulative
This program is pretty easy and intuitive to use. As you can see from the panel below, the colored blocks on the left are the manipulatives which can be clicked on to magically make new blocks. These blocks can then be dragged into the working area. There is no limit as to how many blocks you can make and move around. The three blocks used by this program are the standard blocks used in the physical version of the base 10 blocks.
(There are more instructions underneath the manipulative.)
Virtual Manipulative: Create a Bar Chart
Bar Chart – Create a bar chart showing quantities or percentages by labeling columns and clicking on values. This virtual manipulative is a wonderful tool to teaching learners how to create and interact with Bar Charts. From Utah State University.
Pie Chart - Virtual Manipulative
Explore percentages and fractions using pie charts. There are instructions on the right side of the Java applet.
Grapher- A Virtual Manipulative
Grapher is a tool for graphing and exploring functions. There are instructions to the right of the manipulative. This virtual manipulative allows the learner to explore and interact with functions.
Naming Fractions-Virtual Manipulative
Count how many parts of the whole unit are colored and enter that number in the top (numerator) box.
Count how many parts make up the whole unit and enter that number in the bottom (denominator) box.
Find out if your fraction name corresponds to the picture by clicking the Check button.
Ask for a new fraction to name.
Click the New Fraction button.
Percentages - Virtual Manipulative
Percentages are a way of expressing a fraction, a part of a whole, as an appropriate portion of 100. The relation is written out as the equation to the right of the Percent Gauge:
Part/Whole = Percent/100
With this virtual manipulative you may specify any two of the three quantities, "Part," "Whole," or "Percent." When you click the Compute button, the computer will calculate the remaining quantity. The percentage relationship is displayed visually in the vertical column
Circle 3 - A Virtual Manipulative
The goal of this puzzle is to put three numbers inside of each circle so that they add up to 3. Solve the puzzle by dragging the black numbers to the blank spaces. You cannot move the blue numbers. When the three numbers inside any circle add up to 3, the circle changes color.
Fraction Bars - A Virtual Manipulative
In this manipulative, colored bars of any length from 1 to 10 are available. Using this virtual manipulative you may:
-Add bars to the workspace
-Change the color of the bars
-Remove bars from the workspace
There are instructions to the right side of the manipulative.
Fraction Pieces - A Virtual Manipulative
This virtual manipulative can be used to work with fractional parts of a circle or a square. Please wait a few seconds for the Java applet to load. There are instructions to the right side of the manipulative.