29 November 2007

Spirograph patterns

We had a look at some amazing patterns a little like the one you see below.

Created by Anu

Ours were made using a machine called a ‘Spirograph’.
Some of our parents made the same kinds of patterns when they were young!
Patricia noticed that the name 'Spirograph' sounded a bit like the word spiral. That got us thinking and we all watched carefully as a ‘Spirograph’ pattern was made using the machine. As we watched we saw the pencil moving round in a curved, spiral shape.

We had a go at making our own but we made them in a different way.
How do you think we did ours? Look carefully.

Can you work it out?
You should be able to see one shape repeated lots of times
What shapes do you see?

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