The Kennedy Center: Mandalas, Polygons, and Symmetry
The Kennedy Center

In this 6-8 lesson, students will create mandalas using mathematical concepts and skills.

DK Find Out! Geometry

Geometry is all about lines, angles, shapes, and space.

Mathalicious: By Design

In this lesson students analyze the symmetry of objects and use geometric reflections to construct symmetrical images of their own.

Mathalicious: Face Value

In this lesson, students deepen their understanding of line reflections and line symmetry by drawing on and inspecting a number of famous faces, and develop their own metric for facial symmetry.

youcubed: School Fair Necklaces
youcubed (Stanford University)

Have you ever thought about the mathematics of beading?

youcubed: Mathematical Art (K-12)
youcubed (Stanford University)

Art is everywhere in our world and is intimately linked to maths although we may not always think of it in that way.

Real World Math: Exploratory Lessons - Mazes & Labyrinths
Real World Math

True to form, there are a number of paths that can be followed when studying mazes and labyrinths. 

Illuminations: Planning and Making a Mini-Quilt
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

Students create a quilt using the three transformations and investigate the ways shapes can be colored to show one-half and one-fourth.

Illuminations: Finding Lines of Symmetry
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

Students identify lines of symmetry and congruent figures.

NRICH: Attractive Tablecloths
NRICH (University of Cambridge)

Charlie has been designing tablecloths for each weekday. He likes to use as many colours as he possibly can but insists that his tablecloths have some symmetry.