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Description:

M.C. Escher is a widely known and popular artist whose work depicts complex, and often impossible, geometrical patterns. This Web site examines the mathematics behind his drawings. Many examples of Escher's work are given, illustrating mathematical principles such as the shape and the logic of space. Tessellations and polyhedra are common building blocks of the drawings. It is quite interesting to see how basic designs are transformed into the intricacies depicted by Escher. The material is certainly worthwhile and is suitable for anyone, regardless of mathematical experience.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
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  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Informal Education,Connections,Higher Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120114184439662T,Process skills,Geometry,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Grade 12,Tilings and tessellations,NSDL_SetSpec_1007936,Plane geometry,Grade 13,High School,Grade 11,Visual representation,Mathematics,Representation,Real world applications,Education,NSDL

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English

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