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Ancient India

"In Love There is Art, " Meaning of Mandala

Mandalas are everywhere. They are the structures of our cells, our world, and our universe.

Sacred Trees

"The mandala represents wholeness. It is used as a holistic structure and format in educational workshops to present factual information while demonstrating the interconnectedness of all things. The mandala pattern offers a central hub from which all educational subjects can be taught and is the perfect tool with which to explore all aspects of life, from material to non-material."

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Students will explore the mathematics behind mandalas, including but not limited to shapes and symmetry. After examining mandalas that are both natural and man-made, students will create their own mandalas using mathematical concepts and skills. They will then analyze other students’ creative work for style and message.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Review elements and basic vocabulary of geometry
  • Apply geometry skills to increase understanding of polygons
  • Learn about the history and cultural background of mandalas
  • Combine their knowledge of polygons and understanding of mandalas to design their own mandalas
  • Correctly incorporate polygons, symmetry, and color scheme in the design of their mandala


Geometry Terms Circle - the set of all points in a plane a given distance from a given point Congruent - equal measure Hexagon - a six-sided polygon Heptagon - a seven-sided polygon Octagon - an eight-sided polygon Parallelogram - a quadrilateral with both pairs of opposite sides parallel Pentagon -a five-sided polygon Rectangle -a quadrilateral with 4 right angles Trapezoid - a quadrilateral with exactly one pair of opposite sides parallel Types of Triangles Equilateral - a triangle with all sides congruent Isosceles - a trapezoid with the un-parallel opposite sides congruent Right - a triangle with a right angle Scalene - a triangle with no sides congruent Triangle - a 3-sided polygon


Mandala Terms: Deity - a god or goddess

Sanskrit - an ancient language that is classical

Tibetan monk - a native of Tibet who is a man belonging to a religious order and living in a monastery 

The Cultural Roles of Trees in

Ancient Civilizations

Cheryl Schellenberg


This portion of the lesson focuses on the

Banyan Tree; Sacred to India


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Ralph Waldo Emerson's  Poem:             Success-     to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know  even one life breathed easier because of you.

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We used the wiring for our artful galimotos

Duncan Ceramics, Thank you! With your help and friends of the Fresno Art Museum 's  support, every child created a tie-dyed T Shirt. You made our world brighter!

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Thank you Mr. Bullwinkle and Fresno County Office of Education for awarding us with a grant to purchase a kiln and clay supplies. We are so happy and grateful!

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