# More math with bubbles

Bubbles were just in the air this week! and last night flipping through Henry Segerman’s math and 3d printing book I found these bubble project ideas: So I printed two of Segerman’s shapes overnight and tried out a new bubble project this morning. I started with some simple shapes from our old bubble projects – … Continue reading More math with bubbles

# Dave Richeson’s Knotted bubbles project

Saw this tweet from Dave Richeson last week which basically “had me at hello”: here’s the video in cast the twitter link doesn’t work: We’ve done a few bubble projects in the past, so the boys were already familiar with the basic concept: Zometool and Minimal Surfaces Trying out 4 dimensional bubbles More Zome Bubbles … Continue reading Dave Richeson’s Knotted bubbles project

# More zome bubbles

I asked my older son to choose a project for today and he wanted to dip more zome shapes in bubbles. We’ve done a few of these project previously: Zometool and Minimal Surfaces Trying out 4 dimensional bubbles My older son went first – his two shapes were a dodecahedron and an icosahedron: My younger … Continue reading More zome bubbles

# Trying out 4 dimensional bubbles

At the end of the project with my younger son this morning he remembered that we’d see some of the 4 dimensional shapes we were looking at in our Zome Bubble project. He went on to wonder if we dipped our 4 dimensional shapes in the bubble solution would we get a 5 dimensional shape. … Continue reading Trying out 4 dimensional bubbles

# 15 (+1 bonus) Math ideas for a 6th grade math camp

Saw an interesting tweet last week and I’ve been thinking about pretty much constantly for the last few days: I had a few thoughts initially – which I’ll repeat in this post – but I’ve had a bunch of others since. Below I’ll share 10 ideas that require very few materials – say scissors, paper, … Continue reading 15 (+1 bonus) Math ideas for a 6th grade math camp

# *Ten 3D Printing math projects to help students explore math

Yesterday I was able to watch the Global Math Project presentations (well, most of them) via the Facebook Live feed. Hopefully those videos will be preserved here: The Global Math Project’s Facebook page One tank that caught my eye was given by Henry Segerman. I’d guess that his work and Laura Taalman’s work account for … Continue reading *Ten 3D Printing math projects to help students explore math

# Playing with 3d printed knots from Mathematica

Yesterday I learned that Mathematica has a wide variety of knots that you can 3d print. We’ve done a few knot projects in the past. Here are 3 of them: Playing with some 3d printed knots Dave Richeson’s knotted bubbles project Exploring Colin Adams’s “Why Knot?” I thought that actually being able to hold the … Continue reading Playing with 3d printed knots from Mathematica

# K-1 Family Night 2017

Here’s my plan for the K-1 Family Math nights for this year: For the first project I’m going to borrow Lior Patcher’s idea about the 4-color from this incredible blog post: Unsolved Problems with the Common Core I have 30 min for the 3 projects with the kindergartners and an hour with the 1st graders, … Continue reading K-1 Family Night 2017

# Our math year in review

I’m sick and not working today but instead have been sort of day dreaming about all of the math the boys and I worked on this year. The sheer amount of absolutely great ideas that people are sharing via blogs, twitter, or otherwise makes it incredibly easy to find fun projects. Here are some of … Continue reading Our math year in review