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

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

Talking about Henry Segerman’s 5-cell with my 5th grader

Last night we printed a shape from Henry Segerman’s new 3d printing book Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing:. We’ve done many project based on Segerman’s work and even were lucky enough to be able to attend his talk at MIT earlier this fall: The shape we printed last night is Henry’s 3d representation of the … Continue reading Talking about Henry Segerman’s 5-cell with my 5th grader