Playing with Archimedean solids

For today’s math project we are doing a 2nd project from George Hart and Henri Picciotto’s Zome Geometry:   I asked the boys to pick three shapes from the section on Archimedean solids. Here’s what they picked: Shape 1: A Truncated Icosahedron You start with a triple length icosahedron: They you truncate it: Shape 2: … Continue reading Playing with Archimedean solids

Playing with some Archimedean solids

Today’s project was inspired by two books: and I leave for a week-long trip to Scotland tonight and was looking for a project that would be both fun and relatively easy to do. By luck I piced up Dave Richeson’s book and it fell open to a picture of some ARchimedean solids which gave me … Continue reading Playing with some Archimedean solids

Playing around with some Zometool Archimedean Solids

[fast write up this morning, sorry, had to get out the door about 30 min after we finished] Last night I asked the kids what they’d like to do for our Family Math project today and the kids asked for a Zometool project. Flipping through Zome Geometry last night I found a neat section about … Continue reading Playing around with some Zometool Archimedean Solids

A fun coincidence with an Eduardo Viruena creation

I got some great feedback from Eduardo Viruena on the project we did with one of his math designs: A short project inspired by a Holly Krieger tweet One of his other designs he pointed me to was this one: A small stellated dodecahedron approximated by dodecahedra Here’s his picture: I printed it over the … Continue reading A fun coincidence with an Eduardo Viruena creation

Revisiting our Zometool Snowman

When we first moved into our house we did a couple of fun and large Zometool projects because we didn’t have any furniture 🙂 This week I saw a fun tweet from Eli Lubroff that reminded me of one of those projects: Here’s a part of that old project 🙂 Today we revisited that old … Continue reading Revisiting our Zometool Snowman

Tiling 3 dimensional Space with our Zometool set

A while back we did a fun project from Zome Geometry about tiling the plane with different shapes you can make out of Zome struts – these pentagons, for example: Zome Tilings   Yesterday we did another project out of Zome Geometry looking at Archimedean Solids: A Quick Zometool Project Today we sort of combined … Continue reading Tiling 3 dimensional Space with our Zometool set

A quick Zome project

The boys were running out the door early today to go skiing and we were looking for a short project this morning. I told them to go grab “Zome Geometry” and find something that they’d like to build.   Turned out to be a nice little activity for them since they are getting to the … Continue reading A quick Zome project

A little Zome geometry in our new house

I was playing around in our Zome Geometry book looking for a project today. Stumbled on chapter 12 in the book about Archimedean solids. Unfortunately as we are currently transitioning between houses, I didn’t have any green zome struts. Luckily we found a few shapes that we could make using only blues. The goals for … Continue reading A little Zome geometry in our new house