The Japanese Footbridge, by Claude Monet. Public domain, image obtained from Wikimedia Commons at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1920-22_Claude_Monet_The_Japanese_Footbridge_MOMA_NY_anagoria.JPG Modeling with Mathematics Claude Monet was one of the founders of the art movement known as Impressionism. Artwork prior to this period in the late 19th century was primarily representational or narrative;

  In the renaissance years, an educated person dabbled in all fields of knowledge. By the 20th century, an increasing specialization led to compartmentalization of knowledge. Isolated university departments trickled down to isolated school subjects and now teachers label themselves as “math teachers” or “literacy teachers.” But