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  1. Rotational Hex Designs were first created by the Pennsylvania Dutch farmers. They created Hex Designs for good luck and hung them on the outside of their barns. Rotational Hex Designs

  2. Rotational Hex Designs The word “Hex” means bad luck or a curse! When farmers hung “Hex Designs” they were trying to protect their farms from curses! In art, the word “Hex” means “six”. Like a six sided hexagon shape In fact, many Hex Designs have six sections.

  3. Rotational Hex Designs The words “Rotational Symmetry” mean that something goes around and around in a circle and stays the same. In Hex Designs, the design keeps repeating around and around. That is why this project is “Rotational Hex Design”

  4. Rotational Hex Designs • How to make a Hex Design: • Trace a large circle on your paper. • Whereever you see a greenline, make a dot on your paper. • Connect the dots through the center of your circle. You will make 6 sections. (6… like “hex!) • In each section use your shape tracers to make a design… if you do it in one section, all the other sections have to match. That is called “Rotational Symmetry”. • Trace your design with Sharpie and color it in with markers.