Transformations and Tessellations-- SymmetryDate: 2 Jul 1995 12:02:32 -0400 From: Dov Peretz Elkins Subject: symmetry Dr. Math, My name is Jonathan Stadlin and I am studying Geometry at Princeton High School. We are in a Unit called Transformations and Tessellations. My partner and I were given a chapter on Symmetry to teach to the class. In it, we must teach about reflectional symmetry, line s., axis of s., line of s., mirror s., vertical s., horizontal s., horizontal and vertical s., toysyionsl d., and point s. You do not have to expand on all of these but if you have any interesting facts or teaching ideas, please respond as soon as possible. Thank you, Jonathan Stadlin Date: 2 Jul 1995 13:03:31 -0400 From: Sarah Seastone Subject: Re: symmetry Hi Jonathan - You might look in the Princeton library for: _Introduction to Tessellations_, Jill Britton and Dale Seymour (Dale Seymour publications) _The Magic Mirror of M.C. Escher_, Bruno Ernst (Random House) _Visions of Symmetry_ (W.H. Freeman), _M.C. Escher Kaleidocycles_ (Pomegranate Artbooks), and the article "Escher's Metaphors", in the November 1994 issue of Scientific American magazine, all by Dr. Doris Schattschneider Key Curriculum Press, 1-800-995-MATH, sells a Three-Dimensional Symmetry Video that shows how transformations create symmetries in two and three dimensions, with real-world applications of symmetry. Hope this helps. Let us know how your presentation goes? -- Sarah "On-duty Dr. Math" |
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