# reflection

## QUILTING Explorations by a Mathematics Teacher

I must confess that it was the top layer that attracted me to quilting. This was clearly a case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts- I was wonderstruck at how scraps of material could be pieced together to make beautiful patterns that were all at once eye-catching and pleasing.

## Soap bubble activity for the class

People usually blow bubbles in the air using bubble pipes or plastic wands purchased from a store. That isn’t the only way to make bubbles. There are many things around your house that can be used to launch bubbles. But bubbles don’t have to float in the air; they can also be made in containers on table tops, or on top of all sorts of surfaces. All you need to have fun with bubbles is some dishwashing soap, lots of empty containers, and, perhaps most important, a sense of play. People often say that play may be fun but it is a waste of time.

## Through the Symmetry Lens part 2

In this part we will concentrate on another infinite two-dimensional pattern called the wallpaper pattern and also explore aspects of symmetry in the everyday objects around us. For ease, we reiterate the ‘working definition’ of symmetry here. (the 1st part)

## Through the Symmetry Lens 1

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.

## Weekend Activity Invisible Glass

Wear the hat of a magician and vanish things to enthrall your audience this weekend! All you need is 2 set of beakers, water and oil.

## Make Tiling Patterns

tessellation of a flat surface is the tiling of a

## Make a Hologram like Illusion with a Mobile Phone

A projector made from trash can be used to demonstrate holographic illusion and to explore symmetry, illusion & reflection.

## Creating a Process book

Breaking down a process into various steps and articulating these with text and drawings  can help students develop a variety of skills.

## Making a lesson plan

Wondering how to plan a lesson for an effective interaction in class? This presentation shows you how...

## Self-Similarity

This idea of repeating a similar shape (often at a different scale) over and over again, is called self-similarity....

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