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I viewed this website for almost 10 minutes. relating geometry to cornrow hairstyles is a very creative way of explaining concepts like translation, rotation, reflection, ect. I enjoyed the unique presentation of the material, and the content was easy to understand and learn from.
Some of the links are not working. I "refreshed" the site and then they came up ok.
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10 years ago
I spent about 40 minutes browsing this site. This site was a lesson in African history and fractals. I learned that African American hairstyles have been influenced by fractals. In particular, the "cornrow" hairstyle. This style is made up of braids; these braids are made up of Y's that grow smaller at the end. A student visiting this site will enjoy African history and,how math plays a part in the history.
This site has a cumbersome applet. This applet has a strange interface with weird controls. I had a tough time playing with it.
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10 years ago
I viewed this website for almost 1 hour and a half. I have always been intrigued by Native American artwork. I can relate alot of the art I viewed to my family ancestry. I also enjoyed the virtual tour of how to complete a beadloom, simshoban and cornrow hairstyles. This artwork may not be for everyone but it does apply to many cultures out there that could take this website and teach it to others.
I began to do some beadloom, but got confused. I really need to dedicate a good amount of time into something like this. It was easy to browse this site and work with some of the numbers, but not all the angles were working for me, and that was probably because I was doing it wrong...(smile)
11 years ago
This site was very interesting and fun! It explains how math is in everyday things. It focused mainly on African and Native American art and patterns within their art. It has thousands of links and animated sites where you can go and build/create patterns similar to previous ones that they have already demonstrated. If you have trouble with any one thing, they have links to pages that help you comprehend how to use the animated sites. They also have tons of pictures and ideas. I found this site fascinating and you will too!
I found this site to have a new approach on math. It was fun, exciting and worth learning or teaching! It covers the geometry of repetition or patterns in African and Native American art.