How do kaleidoscopes achieve their colorful patterns? It is symmetry at work! This game from PBS explains how mirror symmetry works, shares some history of kaleidoscopes, and allows visitors to "play" with a kaleidoscope that features "Cyberchase" characters. It is proof positive that math can be found in unexpected and entertaining places.
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Article by Cara Bafile
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