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Symmetry and Orbifolds (Geometry and the Imagination)

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Author:Conway, Doyle, Gilman, Thurston; The Geometry Center
Description: Given a symmetric pattern, what happens when you identify equivalent points? You get an object with interesting topological and geometrical properties, called an orbifold... hearts, paper dolls, wave patterns, quotient orbifolds, Moebius bands.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Graphics, Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Symmetry/Tessellations, Topology

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