What can you see in this diagram?
Odd Mystic RoseCould you draw it? Could you draw a similar diagram with just 5 or 6 points around the outside? Try it?

How many lines are there in your diagrams? How many lines are there in the original diagram? Can you find a way of working out the number of lines without counting them? Can you explain your method?

Mystic Roses

Are these two diagrams the same or different? Explain your answer?

Click here for a template of circles so you can draw lines and investigate these patterns.

Click here to download the MYSTIC ROSE AND HANDSHAKES Inclusion and Home Learning Guide.

Click here for the Mystic Rose worksheet.

Click here for the Notes for Teachers.

This problem is adapted from the NRICH task Mystic Rose  with permission of the University of Cambridge. All rights reserved.

See also the NRICH Mystic Rose Poster.

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