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Friday, October 25 • 11:15 - 12:30
Exploring Tessellations and Discovering Them in Coast Salish Art

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We introduce tessellations by first taking a historical view of how humankind became attracted to this form of dividing a plane. In groups, we will explore how triangles, quadrilaterals, and other polygons can tessellate the plane and what symmetries (translation, rotation, reflection, glide-reflection) some tessellations exhibit. Through these activities pertinent terminology and mathematical notations are introduced. We will then have a look at the work of Coast Salish artist Qwul’thilum (Dylan Thomas).

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Petra Menz

Senior Lecturer, Simon Fraser University
I am particularly interested in helping students transition from high school to post-secondary education as well as teaching mathematics to students who want to become elementary teachers.

Friday October 25, 2019 11:15 - 12:30