The Kennedy Center: Mandalas, Polygons, and Symmetry

How can mathematical concepts be intertwined into art?

In this 6-8 lesson, students will create mandalas using mathematical concepts and skills. They will explore symmetry as well as the natural and man-made shapes found in mandalas. They will design a mandala, then analyze other students’ creative work for style and message.


Geometry, Symmetry
Middle School

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