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# How To Create A Mystic Rose

Have you ever had your students create a mystic rose before? It’s a great way to construct various geometric shapes and the design is attractive as well. Here’s how you construct them.

## Step One

First you will need to get your students to use a compass to draw a circle. Or you will need to provide a template of a circle. Once the circle is drawn, your students will need to mark 12 equal sections, as in the picture below.

To create the design students will need to use a sharp pencil or marker. They need to carefully rule in all of the diagonals from each point across the circle. It will look like the pictures below.

## Step Three

When the design is complete you can have your students answer the following questions:

• Name some of the shapes that you can see in the design?
• Can you work out how many diagonals there are altogether? You could give them the clue that there are 11 from each point.

## Step Four

You can also have your students color the design for display in the classroom. Also, why not get them to make other mystic roses with a different number of sections, such as 7.

Graphic Credits: Graphics From the Pond