Art and Science: Combining Learning Tools


  • Michela Tramonti Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgaria; EU-Track - European Training and Research Association for Cooperation Key to Business, Terracina, Italy



Mathematics Education, Art, Learning, Teaching


This article presents how the art-works, part of our cultural heritage, can become effective learning tools to be used for the study of scientific subjects, mainly science and mathematics. In particular, it intends to show some preliminary results and works gathered during the piloting phase with Italian secondary school students of the first and second cycle.


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How to Cite

Tramonti, M. (2019). Art and Science: Combining Learning Tools. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage, 9, 145–152.

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