Artistic Symmetry: Finding Richness in Tattoo Design

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Lisa Foos


In this article, I describe my response to the challenge of creating a rich task for my tenth grade geometry course  - namely, the creation of an interdisciplinary tattoo project that provides students with opportunities to connect art, symmetry, and transformational geometry in engaging, exploratory, and personally meaningful ways.  Links to student worksheets, answer keys, teacher notes, and GeoGebra sketches are provided. 

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Lisa Foos, Toledo Public Schools

High School Math Teacher