Text Making maths: Indian window screen

TLF ID M013656

This resource is a web page containing an activity about constructing symmetrical decorative patterns. The resource provides initial step-by-step instructions for using standard grid paper to recreate an intricate pattern found in a traditional Indian window screen. This resource is one of a series of activities from the NRICH collection.

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Educational value
  • This resource is very useful for the content description about creating symmetrical patterns in the year 4 mathematics curriculum. The step-by-step instructions provide an effective strategy for developing intricate symmetrical patterns using standard grid paper, and students can use the strategy to generate their own patterns.
  • This resource is also relevant to the Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia cross-curriculum priority, particularly regarding the organising idea about the arts of Asia and their influence on aesthetic and creative pursuits. The motifs of these traditional Indian designs can be used to provide stimulus material for creating symmetrical patterns.
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  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: NRICH\, University of Cambridge
  • Organization: NRICH\, University of Cambridge
  • URL: http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage
  • Publisher
  • Name: NRICH\, University of Cambridge
  • Organization: NRICH\, University of Cambridge
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • Text
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