Mathematical Japanese Kokeshi Figures

Explore Japanese culture, properties of shapes, and transformations on the plane while creating figures based on a traditional Japanese Kokeshi doll!

Grades Covered: 6 through 9
Subjects Covered: Math,Social Studies,Art

Curriculum topics:
  • Patterns & Relationships
  • Symmetry
  • Volume of Spheres & Cylinders
  • Transformations on the Plane
  • Japanese Culture
  • Artistic Exploration
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  • Common Core Math: Ratios and proportional relationships, Geometry (

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