I got some great feedback from Eduardo Viruena on the project we did with one of his math designs:
One of his other designs he pointed me to was this one:
Here’s his picture:
I printed it over the course of the day (took about 6 hours) and showed it to my younger son when he got home from school. Here’s he described the shape, including noticing one very interesting pattern that he thought would form an Archimedean solid:
It turns out that the shape he saw would indeed be an Archimedean solid. In fact, it the exact solid we did a project on a few weeks ago!
Here’s that project:
Which was inspired by this tweet from Eli Luberoff:
The Snowman is still up in our living room (which I’ll attribute half to coincidence and half to laziness . . . . ) so we looked carefully at the two shapes:
Amazing what kids notice when they look at mathematical objects!