Intertwining Art, Science and Math
Local artist Dick Termes visits Spearfish Middle School
Eighth grade students in Ellie Cooch’s math class at Spearfish Middle School successfully created a three-dimensional polyhedron during a lecture from internationally renowned artist Dick Termes, who said he utilizes geographic formulas and a variety of perspectives to create most of his Termespheres. The events was sponsored by the Spearfish Foundation for Public Education, an organization formed in 2001 to support and invest in the success of the children in Spearfish.
As a local artist know internationally for his amazing Termesphere creation, Dick Termes spent an entier day working with Spearfish Middle School math students in order to share a few tips of the trade and how they apply to mathematics. Held on Wednesday, Oct. 17, this event allowed students to further their knowledge o how math and art can be intertwined. It was sponsored by the Spearfish Foundation for Public Education. Ceasar Mendez, right, and Carson Sleep, left, both students in Ellie Cooch’s eighth grade math class, learned how to model a three-dimensional polyhedron.
Reprinted with permission from the Black Hills Pioneer © 2012. Photos published with captions in newspaper by Heather Murschel.