Events“Geometric Pattern Design” Exhibition

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“Geometric Pattern Design” Exhibition

All Day
Main Library


This project, inspired by Islamic tile art, aimed to help students at Oakland International High School learn the concepts of geometric transformations (translations, reflections, rotations), as well as foundational understandings of lines (parallel, perpendicular) and angles (acute, obtuse, right, straight). It also aimed to have them demonstrate their understanding in a way that supports student ownership.

Students were given minimum requirements: a set of parallel lines, 1 triangle, 1 semicircle, 1 quadrilateral, and a pair of intersecting lines. They were to draw these things on 1 tile (patty paper). The rest was up to them, they could add any lines, angles, shapes they wanted. When their tile was complete, they used geometric transformations to change their single tile into the large pattern design you see here by rotating, reflecting, translating their tile in different ways.

See the stunning works in the Reading Room area, on the first floor. 

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