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```					Radial Symmetry
Is there a way
to study math
and art at the
same time?

Jasper Johns
“Numbers in Color”
1958-1959
How does this piece incorporate
math and art?
• He used a pattern.
• Jasper Johns painted numbers.
There are other ways of using math
and art together…

• What is Symmetry?
Symmetrical:
• When two halves of an object are mirror
images of each other.
This flower is symmetrical.
It can be divided in half, and both
sides are the same.

• The red line is the line of symmetry.
Lots of shapes are symmetrical…

Rectangle                 Trapezoid
Circle

Hexagon                Isosceles Triangle
Can you identify the line of
symmetry in the following images?
Some objects have more than one
line of symmetry…

These flowers have rotational symmetry, too! This means,
that you can rotate them, and they will still look the same.
of an object being symmetrical over a line,
it is symmetrical around a point.
You can turn the object and it looks the
same.

• You can turn it, and it still looks the same!
This piece of artwork has radial
symmetry.

• You can turn it, and it still looks the same!
• Pizza
• A stop sign shape (octagon)
• A Wheel
Today, we are going to make our