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7 Math Fair 2024 - Work In Progress


Examine how Islamic art was originally created with only a string and a straight edge. Use a compass to create patterns and mosaics.

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Geometric Constructions

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In Islamic culture, geometric design is everywhere: you can find it in mosques, madrasas, palaces, and private homes. And despite the remarkable complexity of these designs, they can be created with just a compass to draw circles and a ruler to make lines within them. Eric Broug covers the basics of geometric Islamic design.

Lesson by Eric Broug, animation by TED-Ed.

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