Using Sketch Kit with Cue: The Geometry of Mandalas (Gr. 6-8)


Mandalas are symbols from Hindu and Buddhist culture that represent the universe. They are filled with repeating patterns, radial symmetry, and layers of color. In this lesson, students will program Cue to use the Sketch Kit to design their own special mandala.


  • determine lines of symmetry in regular polygons.
  • measure side lengths of regular polygons and circles.
  • program Cue to design symmetrical mandalas.

Educational Standards


  • Grade 6-8 - Mathematics and Art


  • Grade 6-8 - Mathematics and Art

New Brunswick

  • Grade 6-8 - Mathematics, Art, and Social Studies

British Columbia

  • Grade 6-8 - Mathematics, Art, and Social Studies


Robots & Accessories

Other Supplies

  • Cue robot (1 per group)
  • Tablets - See compatible devices (1 per group)
  • Sketch Kit marker attachment (1 per group)
  • Sketch Kit dry erase markers (1 set per group)
  • Wonder Whiteboard Mat and/or butcher paper (1 per every 2 groups)
  • Polygon Functions worksheet (1 per student)
  • Whiteboard erasers (1 per group)
  • Masking tape
  • Paper Polygon Manipulatives (1 set per 2 students)

Find Out More


Cue is an incredibly clever robot with a witty attitude that’s full of interactive surprises.