Mathematical Art

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“For me it remains an open question whether [this work]
pertains to the realm of mathematics or to that of art.”

– M.C. Escher

June 16 , 1898 is the birthday of mathematician/graphic artist M.C. Escher.  He combined art with science and geometry.  He created colorful and interesting tessellations, polyhedra, and topologies.  His bizarre and fascinating works are more famous today, than they were during his lifetime.

As part of this weeks homeschooling summer school calendar studies, we will be following these links as we learn about M.C. Escher and attempt some mathematical art of our own.

Biography  http://www.surfnetkids.com/go/205/about-mc-escher/

Picture gallery  http://www.mcescher.com/Gallery/gallery-symmetry.htm

How to draw an impossible cube Escher style  http://www.wikihow.com/Draw-an-Impossible-Cube

Online tessellation games  http://www.mathcats.com/explore/tessellationtown.html

Printable worksheets  http://www.scribd.com/doc/11796727/escher-worksheets

betty jo

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