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Kaleido Tile 3.0 (Image 1)

June 22, 2010
Kaleidoscopic effects illustrate the symmetries of an icosahedron and other polyhedron. KaleidoTile is intended mainly for grades 9-12, but has also found use in college and university geometry courses (for studying symmetry groups), in middle schools (for introducing symmetry through art) and as part of an exhibit on polyhedra at Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre. A new option in KaleidoTile 3 lets students view the reflected and non-reflected parts of the tiling separately, for a better understanding of symmetry groups and chirality. KaleidoTile comes with a set of accompanying questions titled Tilings and Symmetry, for small group investigation or individual study, along with a Technical FAQ. "KaleidoTile" was taken from the Web site Jeff Week's Topology and Geometry Software, Fun and Games for Ages 10 and Up. The Web site, which contains free, interactive software, is suitable for middle and high school math and art projects. (Date of Image: March 17, 2004) [One of three related images. See Next Image.]

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