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Experimenting with Symmetry
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In this activity, learners use pattern blocks and mirrors to explore symmetry. Learners work in pairs and build mirror images of each other's designs. In doing so, learners will examine principles of symmetry and reflection.

Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Exploratorium
Author:
Exploratorium
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
National Science Foundation
The Exploratorium
Date Added:
12/07/2010
Mandalas, Polygons, and Symmetry
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Students will explore the mathematics behind mandalas, including but not limited to shapes and symmetry.

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Lesson Plan
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
شبكة أرتس إيدج التعليمية
المؤلف:
Carol Parenzan Smalley
Kim Guzzetti
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Maths and Islamic art & design
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This resource provides a variety of information and activities that teachers may like to use with their students to explore the Islamic Middle East collections at the V&A. It can be used to support learning in Maths and Art. Included in this resource are sections on:

Principles of Islamic art and design
Pre-visit activities
Activities to do in the museum
Activities to do back at school
Islamic art explores the geometric systems that depend upon the regular division of the circle and the study of Islamic art increases appreciation and understanding of geometry. The use of these geometric systems creates a harmony among Islamic decorative arts and architecture, which is consistent with the Islamic belief that all creation is harmoniously interrelated.

Approaching an abstract subject in a concrete way provides a means of extending maths into other curriculum areas. The context of the Museum expands and enriches students' appreciation of the application of geometry in a cultural context and develops the sense of different cultural identities. Students have the opportunity to become familiar with the relationship between geometry and design and this can give confidence to students who have never seen themselves as 'good at art'.

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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Victoria and Albert Museum
Provider Set:
المؤلفون الأفراد
Date Added:
02/19/2014