Mathematics and Art - June 2010, Stage 3&4

This month we are looking at connections between aspects of Mathematics and aspects of Art. The starting point may be in either subject area and looks at links that may be found to the other area of study.

Problems

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Attractive Rotations

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Here is a chance to create some attractive images by rotating shapes through multiples of 90 degrees, or 30 degrees, or 72 degrees or...

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Drawing Celtic Knots

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Here is a chance to create some Celtic knots and explore the mathematics behind them.

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Painting Between the Lines

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

In abstract and computer generated art, a real object can be represented by a simplified set of lines. Can you create a picture using mathematical instructions?

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It Depends on Your Point of View!

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Anamorphic art is used to create intriguing illusions - can you work out how it is done?

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Moving Squares

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

How can you represent the curvature of a cylinder on a flat piece of paper?