Senior Project Advisor
frieze patterns, mathematics, geometry, symmetry, combinations, art, patterns, rotation, reflection, translation, half-turn, glide reflection
Symmetry is all around us. It appears on fabrics and on the buildings that surround us. Believe it or not, there is actually quite a bit of math that goes into generating these patterns, which are known as the seven frieze patterns. In my work, I explain how each unique pattern is generated using different types of symmetries. I also created a PDF of a children’s book about frieze patterns to ensure that people of all ages have the opportunity to learn about seemingly complex patterns.
Roller, Allyson, "Making Upper-Level Math Accessible to a Younger Audience" (2022). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 552.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Symmetry (Mathematics)--Study and teaching (Middle school); Friezes--Mathematical models
visual aids (education tools)
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