The Beauty of Maths

From a recent workshop, I truly have found how maths makes us beautiful! Through linking maths and art together, I discovered that maths helps to make the beauty of the human face. I can back this up with the picture below…

The drawing on the left is my first attempt. To create this drawing we copied an image and drew free handed. However, the picture on the right is how we should be taught to draw in education. To create this image, we copied a step by step guide which explained the different fractions of the face and exactly where each facial feature should be placed. Using measurements, I created this drawing. We new the exact fractions and proportions of the face and this helped to make a clearer, and more attractive, facial drawing. The difference is clearly visible! True beauty, right?

Bourne, M. (2018) backs up the idea of maths bringing to beauty to individuals. Bourne, M (2018) explains how the human face depends on ‘the golden ratio’ and particularly focuses on the mathematical concept of symmetry. The golden ratio comes from the idea of the Fibonacci number sequence (explained in a previous blog of mine). Bourne, M (2018) explains that this idea is followed when it comes to the positioning of eyes and also the length of the nose.

To conclude, this workshop really opened my eyes to the thought that maths stretches to beyond numbers and calculations. I feel that it was this workshop that got me thinking to how mathematics plays such a huge part in our lives. I have now began to make connections between mathematics and other concepts, and no just number orientated problems. I feel that in school I was also taught that maths was linked to numbers and calculations and so I feel that it is extremely important that we are introduced to ideas like this at an early age. Thus, widening students knowledge of mathematics.


Bourne, M. (2018) The Maths Behind The Beauty , Available at: (Accessed: 5th November 2018 ).

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