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Examine the principles of geometric design that are the basis for the beautiful and intricate patterns in the art of the Islamic world. Includes a brief overview of Islamic art, an introduction to related works in the Museum, and a series of pattern-making activities (including reproducible grids) for use in the classroom. Teachers can readily adapt these materials to create exciting lessons in art, culture, math, and geometry. This resource for educators is made possible by the Mary and James G. Wallach Foundation.


  • Mathematics > Applied Mathematics
  • Arts > Visual Arts

Education Levels:

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Professional Education & Development
  • Vocational Training
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Graduate
  • Undergraduate-Upper Division
  • Undergraduate-Lower Division
  • Special Education


Islamic Arts, Design, Patterns, drawn activities



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Public - Available to anyone

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial


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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2018-11-08.

Component Ratings:

Support Steaching: 3
Deeper Learning: 3

Reviewer Comments:

Subject Matter: This resource does a wonderful job of describing Islamic Art and how it can be used to enhance history, social studies, geography, math, science and culture classes. .
Support Steaching: This resource has great background information and a variety of activities that could be used in a humanities, science, math , arrt or sociology class.
Deeper Learning: There are many options for activities that will not only challenge the user but allow for creative expression and design creation.
Alexandre Ladewig
October 2, 2018
Alexandre Ladewig
October 2, 2018

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