This activity is similar to our Tutkutuku coding activity, in that the students study repeating patterns from art and try to decompose them into their simplest elements, using the computational thinking cycle to do so. Once they have identified the simplest deconstruction, they can use this knowledge to then build up the more complex pattern from this simple point, using repetition. This work could be adapted to include mandala patterns.

This unit starts as a DDDO PO2 art activity using Vectr and can then be extended into a coding activity.

If you are not too sure how the coding for this project should work, we have created an example on Scratch for you to use. Just click on the link to be taken to the example.  Obviously this is a resource to support teachers and not to be shared with students, good luck and have fun!

If you want us to make more of this kind of resource please contact us at david@dakinane.com and we will make more resources to share with you, related to your need. If you want to gain access to a copy of the teaching resource shown above please contact us also.