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1. Bringing the World into the Math Class (external link)
Abstract: The Multicultural Math Classroom inspires cooperation, creativity, and critical thinking. This book is filled with many quality teaching ideas that will help teachers add new multicultural dimensions to their mathematics teaching.
Category: Geometry, Symmetry, Measurement



2. Chess and Origami (external link)
Abstract: This article describes how to make a chess set out of paper using Origami folds. Amazing.
Category: Symmetry



3. Ethnomathematics. A Multicultural View of Mathematical Ideas (external link)
Abstract: The primary cultures investigated are the Inuit, Navajo, and Iroquois of North America; the Incas, the Malejula, Warlpiri, Maori, and Caroline Islanders of the Pacific; and the Tshokwe, Bushoong, and Kpelle of Africa. Since the vast majority of potential readers have never heard of most of these cultures, reading the book has value as a simple exercise in horizon expanding. In all cases the level of mathematics is not deep, but some exposure to the particular concept is essential.
Category: Graphing, Chance, Symmetry



4. Islamic Art and Geometric Design (external link)
Abstract: From the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibit on Islamic art, this teaching tool helps students learn about tiling, patterns and tesselations, and contains useful diagrams and explanations for how to teach these concepts and create similar projects in your classroom.
Category: Geometry, Symmetry, Tesselations, Circles



5. Katori's Origami Page (external link)
Abstract: This website is dedicated to the art of paper folding, and contains some of the most complex mathematics associated with Origami that has yet to have been discovered.
Category: Quadratic Equations, Cubes, Algebra, Symmetry



6. Math and Art (external link)
Abstract: This 8-part unit explores the overlap between mathematics and art. Math topics include: geometry, symmetry, patterns, etc.
Category: Geometry, Symmetry, Tesselations



7. Mathematics in Art and Architecture (external link)
Abstract: This website contains information on many different forms of art and architecture that have some mathematical component to them. These include: Pyramids, the Golden Ratio, Kaleidescopes, Tesselations, Music, Tiling, and more.
Category: Geometry, Symmetry, Tesselations, Perspective



8. Paper Folding & Origami (external link)
Abstract: This is one of the world's leading website's on Origami and paper folding. It also contains extensive information about the mathematical concepts behind this ancient art form. This page also contains links to other major origami site from around the world.
Category: Geometry, Symmetry



9. Playing Mathematics and Doing Music (internal link)
Abstract: This series of lessons introduces students to Polyrhythms, and teaches them the mathematics behind beats and rhythms. Students explore different beat cycles, the Chinese Remainder Theorem, and several applications of Algebra. It can also be used in conjunction with a free, online beat simulator.
Category: Algebra, Symmetry



10. Robert Lang Origami (external link)
Abstract: Robert Lang is one of the most widely recognized Origami artists in the world. His website has a huge amount of information about both the art and the mathematics behind Origami design.
Category: Symmetry, angles




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K. Wayne Yang
2007 Panelist
Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies
UCSD
Co-Founder
East Oakland Community High School