Frieze pattern as wall decoration © Siemens Stiftung 2015 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

Frieze pattern as wall decoration

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A wallpaper border as an example of frieze patterns and tilings and of applied translational symmetry in everyday life and art.

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2018-02-01
Wallpaper borders like the one shown in the photo are found in many nurseries and children’s rooms. The photo can be used to introduce the topic of translational symmetry, such as by having the children report what kinds of patterns the borders in their rooms have.
Example
Mathematics
Grade 1 to 4
Elementary school
Geometric figure; Geometry
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