Mathematics and Art combine in this PowerPoint presentation about M.C. Escher. Although not academically inclined, Escher tried to follow in his father's footsteps and become a civil engineer. However, after only one week at the School for Architecture and Decorative Arts, he immediately switched his major to graphic arts. Later, Escher and his young family fled Mussolini"s Italy only to be caught in the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.Slide-by-slide narration accompanies this presentation, complete with class activity, hints for success, and references.