Ma 256 Creative Geometry Name Activity 6: Geometric Islamic Design Class Time (circle one) Monday Wednesday islamic art



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Activity 6: Geometric Islamic Design Class Time (circle one) Monday Wednesday

ISLAMIC ART
1) What is Islam?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam

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2) List 4 types of Islamic design.

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/orna/hd_orna.htm

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3) List 5 characteristics of geometric Islamic design.

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http://doraballa-ommo.blogspot.com/

http://www.islamicart.com/

http://www.colostate.edu/orgs/MSA/find_more/islart.html

http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/ij/islamic.html



CIRCLES

4) What geometric shape attracts more visual attention than any other geometric form?

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5) Define circle. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle


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6) Draw and label the parts of a circle.


7) What are the formulas for area and circumference of a circular region?

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8) How many degrees in a circle?

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MA 256 Creative Geometry

Activity 6: Geometric Islamic Design

9) In an x-y coordinate plane, what is the equation of a circle.

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Classroom Activity 1: McDonalds Pattern.


10) Construct a seven-circle Islamic design grid using a compass and a ruler.

Complete the Islamic construction activity using the following website. Attach your drawing.

http://www.metmuseum.org/learn/for-educators/publications-for-educators/islamic-art-and-geometric-design

11) Show how the Mitsubishi car logo and the Pittsburgh Steelers logo were created from a

seven-circle grid an a five-circle grid. (Car company logos site)

http://www.famouslogos.org/mitsubishi-motors-logo

http://steelers.fanatics.com/NFL_Pittsburgh_Steelers_Lawn_And_Garden/Pittsburgh_Steelers_Mini_Yard_Flag



Classroom Activity 2: Seven Circle Grid Design

12) Use the seven-circle grid that you made to create a design. Attach your results.

http://www.dace.co.uk/geom.htm

MA 256 Creative Geometry

Activity 6: Geometric Islamic Design

POLAR COORDINATES
13) What are polar coordinates?

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/PolarCoordinates.html

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14) What is the difference between a Cartesian grid and a polar grid?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_coordinate_system

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15) When is a polar graph more useful than a rectangular graph?

http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/PolarGraphWithRectangularGraph/

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16) What is the equation of a circle in polar form?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle

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17) Write the polar equation of a circle in function form.

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USING GRAPHER
18) What is the Seed of Life?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flower_of_Life

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Classroom Activity 3:
19) Construct the Seed of Life using the polar form of a circle and the Grapher program. Attach

the results. List the equations used on your attachment.


20) What is the Flower of Life?

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MA 256 Creative Geometry

Activity 6: Geometric Islamic Design

21) Use the Grapher program to construct the Flower of Life on the computer (If time exists).

Attach picture. List the equations used on your attachment.
DESIGNING WITH CIRCLES
22) Discuss the Barcelona Chair and then show, with a drawing using a compass and ruler, the

use of circles in designing the Barcelona Chair.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcelona_chair

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23) Describe the author of the L’Intransigeant Poster and show how circles were used to design

the poster. Attach your results.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolphe_Mouron_Cassandre

http://www.vintagepostersnyc.com/posters/lintransigeant.htm

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Apple Logo Intro and Apple Logo Design files are at the course website.
Classroom Activity 4:
Create a real-world design that includes the use of circles.
22) Extra Credit: Create a three dimensional Seed of Life.
Islamic Art

http://www.islamicart.com/

http://www.colostate.edu/orgs/MSA/find_more/islart.html

http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/ij/islamic.html


Islamic Geometric Art

http://www.blss.portsmouth.sch.uk/resources/islamart.shtml

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/geom/hd_geom.htm
Islamic art for the teaching of symmetry

http://www.ethnomath.org/resources/abas2001.pdf


Bonner Design Consultancy

http://www.bonner-design.com/geometric/



http://bonner-design.com/index.php/about/


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