MATHEMATICS AND CULTURAL INSPIRATION IN DESIGN – PiCaM

Publisher: Project in Citizenship and Mathematics

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The activity supports the development of geometric understanding through the use of two dimensional shapes in cultural and religious symbolism and though their use in architecture, particularly in the use of tiling. Throughout there are opportunities for exploring how symbolic representations are underpinned by ideas and beliefs.

Global citizenship competences addressed
 appreciate different perspectives & world views
 positive interactions with other cultures
 take constructive action for social well-being
 analytical & critical thinking skills
 communication & co-operation skills

Global citizenship content
Inclusive social relationships; intercultural exchanges; knowledge of other cultures;
historical awareness

Mathematical content
Names and properties of two dimensional shapes; reflective and rotational
symmetry, factors, primes ad co-primes; regular and semi-regular tiling

Approximately nine hours curriculum time.

 

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    • The activity supports the development of geometric understanding through the use of two dimensional shapes in cultural and religious symbolism and though their use in architecture, particularly in the use of tiling. Throughout there are opportunities for exploring how symbolic representations are underpinned by ideas and beliefs. 
    • 2019
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