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### The Numbers Give the Design

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Make new patterns from simple turning instructions. You can have a go using pencil and paper or with a floor robot.

### Painting Between the Lines

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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?

### Colouring Curves Game

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

In this game, try not to colour two adjacent regions the same colour. Can you work out a strategy?

### Torus Patterns

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

How many different colours would be needed to colour these different patterns on a torus?

### It Depends on Your Point of View!

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Painting by Functions

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Use functions to create minimalist versions of works of art.

### Painting by Numbers

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

How many different colours of paint would be needed to paint these pictures by numbers?

### Straight to Curves

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

How can you make a curve from straight strips of paper?

### Where Art and Maths Combine

##### Stage: 3, 4 and 5

In this article, Rachel Melrose describes what happens when she mixed mathematics with art.

### Moving Squares

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Celtic Knot

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Building up a simple Celtic knot. Try the interactivity or download the cards or have a go on squared paper.

### Paper Curves

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This is a simple paper-folding activity that gives an intriguing result which you can then investigate further.

### Turning the Place Over

##### Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

As part of Liverpool08 European Capital of Culture there were a huge number of events and displays. One of the art installations was called "Turning the Place Over". Can you find our how it works?

### Drawing Celtic Knots

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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

### Natural Shapes

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How does shape relate to function in the natural world?