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What are Rangoli patterns?

A Rangoli is a colourful design made on the floor using coloured rice powder. It is often used by Hindus throughout Diwali. Another form of Rangoli pattern is Mendhi which is used to decorate hands and feet during festivals and weddings.

In maths, Rangoli patterns are a creative way to discover symmetry, reflection and tessellation.

Maths on Toast is inviting families to create their own designs throughout the year, at our monthly Pancras Square Library sessions and we will be bringing everyone’s Rangolis together in a community celebration exhibition in June 2020!