Subject: mathametical symmetry

I am a 6th grader look for material on mathametical symmetry . Most of the material I have found is science related . I have to write a paper on this . Any resource info you could lead me to would be helpful. Thank you for your time.


There are countless places to look for information. Tell me what your interests are and I'll give you specific references in that area. Every discipline uses symmetry -- art, music, literature, all sciences, as well as mathematics. I do not know specific math books at your level, but there are computer programs that draw symmetric figures. (Two that I own are Escher-Sketch and TesselMania!.) There are books on the mirror device called Mira. Also, the company SPECTRUM has lots of puzzles and books on reflections and symmetry.

Perhaps your best bet with such short notice is to find a book on the art of M.C. Escher and study his pictures. You should find much of the book by Doris Schattschneider (VISIONS OF SYMMETRY) to be of interest. Your the library in your school (or in your community) would be a good place to start.

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