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An Introduction to Orbifolds

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Author:John Conway, Heidi Burgiel; The Geometry Center
Description: Defining the word and computing the orbifolds of wallpaper patterns and finite objects in 3-space. After compiling a list of all the features that can appear in an orbifold, these pages provide the tools needed to discover all the symmetry groups of the sphere and of the plane. By Heidi Burgiel; loosely based on a talk titled "Symmetries, Lattices, and Tilings" given by John Conway at the Regional Geometry Institute at Smith College on July 12, 1993.

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

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