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.

Math Topics
Geometry, Symmetry
Music, Art, and Language Arts Topics
Visual Art
Middle School
6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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