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Calculated artistry

The Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 is running a course on maths and Islamic art for key stage 2 teachers and their families. It will explore the surprisingly simple shapes - squares, triangles, hexagons, octagons - at the heart of Islamic geometric patterns using tiles, ceramic containers, screens, carved wood and textiles on display in the galleries. Fee: Pounds 15 per family group. Details: V A Education department, tel 0171 938 8638.

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