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There are 14 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Art, you may find related items under Cross-curricular Connections.

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The Numbers Give the Design

Age 7 to 11 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

Age 11 to 16 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

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

Torus Patterns

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

It Depends on Your Point of View!

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Painting by Functions

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Use functions to create minimalist versions of works of art.

Painting by Numbers

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

Straight to Curves

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Where Art and Maths Combine

Age 11 to 18

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

Moving Squares

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Paper Curves

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Turning the Place Over

Age 11 to 18 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

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

Natural Shapes

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

How does shape relate to function in the natural world?