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Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance Man

Born: 1452 in Vinci (near Empolia), Italy

Died: 1519 in Cloux, Amboise, France

Biographical Info

Da Vinci Bio Info  http://www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Leonardo.html

Famous Quotes
"The merit of painting lies in the exactness of reproduction. Painting is a science and all sciences are based on mathematics. No human enquiry can be a science unless it pursues its path through mathematical exposition and demonstration." 

"The supreme misfortune is when theory outstrips performance."

"You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand "  DaVinci
Concepts and Activities

Math and Architecture  http://www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/HistTopics/Architecture.html#s68


Mathematics and Art  http://www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/HistTopics/Art.html#s73

Da Vinci Math Activities (body ratios)  http://mathforum.org/alejandre/frisbie/math/leonardo.html

Da Vinci math & science links for kids http://www.surfnetkids.com/davinci.htm

Math & the Mona Lisa Activities http://www.sciencefriday.com/kids/sfkc20041015-1.html

Leonardo Da Vinci Explorations http://www.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/

Invention, Art and Science of Da Vinci http://www.loc.gov/loc/kidslc/LGpdfs/leo-teacher.pdf
Lesson Plan Links: Measure Like Leonardo  http://mathforum.com/alejandre/frisbie/math/leonardo.html
Draw Like Leonardo  http://standards.nctm.org/document/eexamples/chap4/4.4/index.htm
Play Like Leonardo  http://consorte_bella_donna.tripod.com/consortebelladonna/id3.html
Observe Like Leonardo1  A description and activity on the phases of the moon is available at:
http://www.astrosociety.org/education/publications/tnl/12/12.html
Observe Like Leonardo2  An introduction to the Scientific Method is available at:
http://teacher.nsrl.rochester.edu/phy_labs/AppendixE/AppendixE.html
Write Like Leonardo  http://www.loc.gov/loc/kidslc/LGpdfs/leo-teacher.pdf

More Recommended Web sites
Leonardo da Vinci: the Man & the Inventor  http://www.lairweb.org.nz/leonardo/
Leonardo’s Workshop: Renaissance Handbook http://www.sanford-artedventures.com/play/leonardo/index.html
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/invention-leonardoslegacy/
http://www.museoscienza.org/english/leonardo/
Virtual Renaissance  http://www.twingroves.district96.k12.il.us/Renaissance/VirtualRen.html
Leonardo Museum in Vinci  http://www.leonet.it/comuni/vinci/

 

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