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Religious Beliefs Made Visual: Geometry and Islam

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Author:Jane Norman, Consultant, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Description: Although the shapes and structures are based on the geometry of Euclid and other Greek mathematicians, Islamic artists used them to create visual statements about religious ideas. A discussion of the use of geometric motifs in Islamic art, with instructions for the construction of Islamic patterns using a compass.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Math Topics: Euclidean Plane Geometry, Conic Sections and Circles, Constructions, Triangles and Other Polygons, Art, Religion

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