Frieze patterns

This activity promotes the learning of the symmetries (isometric operations) of rotation, translation, reflection and glide reflection while constructing a frieze.  Children will explore the composition of these operations so that seven different types of frieze will be built.  If some of these ideas are unfamiliar, the mathematics of friezes can be explored.



Additional material for the implementation of "Frieze patterns":

Ways of making friezes

The Mathematics of the friezes explained

The seven frieze patterns

All in one


Additional material in Portugese:

Como criar triangulos

Matematica dos frisos

Os sete frisos