# Mathematics Applications

 Don't forget toadd LearningAbout Leonardoto your favorites! ( Press Control and D to bookmark ) Here are some of the many ways in which Leonardo was regarded a Mathematician.
 For Math: Da Vinci's work in the 1500's resonates our 21st Century Performance Standards and NCTM standards. Just as he was a futurist in his visions of social and imaginative possibilities, so too, did Leonardo's methods of planning, inventing, designing and picturing this future, reflect millennium performance standards for mathematical teaching and learning. Geometry and Measurement Concept Leonardo worked with 2D and 3D figures and their properties, visualized objects and described these. In the Vitruvian Man Leonardo demonstrates the relationship between geometric shapes and human anatomy. He also used similar geometric facial proportions in all his portraits. Problem Solving and Reasoning Da Vinci's approach to the future, his inventions, his drawings of his inventions are inherently wrapped around problem solving and reasoning. He formulates problem construct approaches, as illustrated in the Codex, The Mona Lisa Bridge, Bird, and Helicopter. His clay model of the Bronze Horse is an example of implementation. Mathematic Communication Leonardo's notebooks were mathematical communication with narrative accounts of those processes, organization of his work and can be read by his present day admirers as a writing about mathematics, art and invention. Putting Mathematics to Work Leonardo was a very concrete and practical visionary who prefigured the Putting Mathematics to Work standards by designing a tower, model horse, and conducting a purely mathematics study of observing birds taking flight. Millennium mathematics standards focused teachers and learners can, as we do for other visions of our time, turn to Leonardo for examples of New Performance Standards application. For further information consult the following pages. Leonardo's Bronze Horse Leonardo Da Vinci and Arthur C. ClarkeTwo Men who saw the Future Math Links Cornell Theory Center for Math and Science Mona Lisa Bridge Leonardo's Bird Scientific Inquiry Science Links Health and Nutrition Social Studies Links Leonardo My Hero Codex Comes to Kennedy Multi-Lingual Musical Postcards