architecture

Symmetry seems to be very much a part of our genetic make-up. Even a young child, unschooled in matters, is able to differentiate between symmetrical or regular objects as compared with those that are irregular. Our hearing is tuned to recognise symmetry in rhythm, music and beats. We see beauty in symmetry of monuments, designs, decorations and art. The aim of this article is two-fold. The first is to introduce the reader to the intuitive as well as the mathematical concept of symmetry.

In Part 1 of this article we had noted how some regular po

Architecture speaks of its time and place, but yearns for timelessness. Through this two part article, the writer dwells on a topic that closely links mathematics with art and culture.

“Hey mummy, look there. It is so beautiful!”
“Yes, my dear, it is indeed. It’s the epitome of Indian architecture. It has tessellations and many symmetrical patterns” 

One of the most important aspects of heritage education is experiencing our culture first hand by visiting a historical building.

Here are a set of worksheets on various topics in History. The worksheets encourage the students to observe, analyze, draw inferences, do comparative study, imagine and hypothesize.

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