# 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

# 10 fun geometry ideas to share with kids – inspired by a Jordan Ellenberg tweet

I saw an interesting tweet from Jordan Ellenberg earlier this week – here’s writing a new book on geometry and was asking for suggestions for neat geometry ideas people have seen: Having spent close to 10 years now searching for fun math ideas to share with kids, the tweet from Ellenberg was a good motivation … Continue reading 10 fun geometry ideas to share with kids – inspired by a Jordan Ellenberg tweet

# 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