This project explores the Gosper curve – a fractal that shows kids that tripling the size of an object doesn’t always increase the area by a factor of 9. Quite a surprise to kids learning geometry 🙂

Both of these first two projects used models that we found on Thingiverse. We’ve also done a few projects where we made our own shapes in Mathematica:

This last one is super fun and the Prince Rupert problem is a great initial problem for kids learning about 3D printing.

We have nearly 30 projects with the “3D Printing” tag. Hopefully the ones linked above give a glimpse into some of the math-related fun you can have with 3D printing. I hope that these printers will be in more and more schools soon!