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Introduction to Wallpaper Patterns

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Author:Chaim Goodman-Strauss; The Geometry Center
Description: A unit on about plane patterns whose symmetries are translations, glide reflections, and rotations. Learn how to use a computer program called Kali which generates plane patterns; create and save a design, then learn the definitions of some features of these patterns and read about names for features of symmetric patterns. Contents: Introduction; Definitions; Kali exercises; Exercises. Supplemental materials: Geometry and the Imagination: Names for features of symmetrical patterns; Other types of patterns; How to use Kali. These pages were revised and edited by Heidi Burgiel. From Math 5337, Technology in the Geometry Classroom, The Geometry Center.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities, Topic Tools Miscellaneous
Math Topics: Symmetry/Tessellations

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