Of math and ambigrams: Exploring Symmetry

by | Wednesday, March 26, 2014

01-symmetryAmbigram for Symmetry displaying rotational symmetry

I have been writing a series of articles for At Right Angles (a mathematics education magazine) with my friend Gaurav Bhatnagar on the art and mathematics of ambigrams. The first article in the series (Of Art and Math: Introducing Ambigrams) was published back in December. It is now time for the second column: Of Art & Math: Introducing Symmetry.

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I had a lot of fun working on this with Gaurav. He challenged me to come up with some new designs… and there are couple in there that I am truly proud of. So click the link (or image) above and enjoy.

 

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