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View Resource Symmetry and Pattern: The Art of Oriental Carpets

A joint project of The Textile Museum, Washington, and The Math Forum (formerly of Swarthmore College), this site examines the ideas of pattern and symmetry in Oriental carpets. Users can also learn about the production of Oriental carpets and view a gallery of 28 carpets with descriptions. Additional features at the site include a glossary, bibliography, and a collection of related links.
View Resource Chickscope: EggMath

EggMath is "a collection of web modules (including many interactive applets) covering different topics in mathematics related to eggs." This unusual site helps grade school students understand concepts such as symmetry, spherical geometry, and exponential growth. The authors of the site have even invented special terminology to make the material more fun for students. For example, the White / Yolk...
View Resource Investigating Patterns: Symmetry and Tessellations

This website provides 30 suggested activities in Symmetry and Tessellations using resources available across the World Wide Web. The author, Jill Britton, has complied this collection of links to coordinate with the chapters and activities from her publication, "Investigating Patterns: Symmetry and Tessellations" (Grades 5-8). The activities begin with "What is Mathematics?" and move on to cover...