We build a symmetrical castle © Siemens Stiftung 2015 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

We build a symmetrical castle

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Information sheet:
Architects of medieval castles worked a lot with symmetrical relationships. This information sheet explains the design of the “Castel del Monte" (Castle of the Mount, in Apulia in southern Italy) step by step.

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2015-09-10
One can do a lot with symmetry! Starting from a basic square, the ground plan of the octagonal castle is gradually completed. A 3-D model and a photo of the castle show the final product.
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Information sheet
Mathematics
Grade 1 to 4
Elementary school
Architecture; Axial symmetry; Geometric figure; Geometry
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