# Revisiting the Gosper curve – day 2

Yesterday, thanks to a comment from Jacob Rus, my younger son and I took a fresh look at the Gosper curve: Revisiting the Gosper Curve – part 2 That project (and today’s, too!) uses some ideas from this site: The Gosper curve on fractalcurves.com A few of our prior Gosper curve projects are: Dan Anderson’s … Continue reading Revisiting the Gosper curve – day 2

# Revisiting the Gosper curve part 1

I got a really nice series of comments about the Gosper curve from Jacob Rus. In particular, he shared this link with me: The Gosper curve on fractalcurves.com After looking at the site, I decided to look at the Gosper curve using our Zometool set. Unfortunately my older son was away today, so it was … Continue reading Revisiting the Gosper curve part 1

# Dan Anderson’s Gosper curves

Got a great surprise in the mail yesterday! I decided to introduce Dan’s shapes to the boys by putting them on our whiteboard and seeing what the boys would do. My younger son went first and chose to slightly surprising shape to try to make out of the Gosper Island pieces:   Next he wanted … Continue reading Dan Anderson’s Gosper curves

# A fun fractal project: exploring the Gosper curve

Over the last few days I’ve been preparing a project with the boys based a great fractal geometry example I found in this wonderful book: We finally got going with that project this morning. The starting point was watching this Vi Hart video which gives a “proof” that After we watched the video we sat … Continue reading A fun fractal project: exploring the Gosper curve

# 3d printing ideas to explore math with kids

Over the winter break I began to think about collecting some of our 3d printing projects into to one post to highlight various different ways that 3d printing can be used to help kids explore math. The post got a little long, but if you are interesting in thinking about 3d printing and math, hopefully … Continue reading 3d printing ideas to explore math with kids

# Sharing Grant Sanderson’s Fractal Dimension video with kids

A few weeks ago Grant Sanderson published this amazing video about fractal dimension: I’ve had it in my mind to share this video with the boys, but the discussion of logarithms sort of scared me off. Last week, though, at the 4th and 5th grade Family Math night the Gosper curve fractals were super popular. … Continue reading Sharing Grant Sanderson’s Fractal Dimension video with kids

# 4th and 5th grade “notice and wonder” Family Math night

I’m kicking around the idea of doing a “notice and wonder” project for 4th and 5th grade Family Math night next week. I’m expecting about 20 kids and families and I think I have enough prints to make it work, although this type of hour long activity is something that I’ve not tried before. The … Continue reading 4th and 5th grade “notice and wonder” Family Math night

# Sharing Kelsey Houston-Edwards’s Pi video with kids

We really enjoyed watching Kelsey Houston-Edwards’s latest PBS Infinite Series video last night: We’ve played around with a few ideas about altering Pi a few times previously. One was with Vi Hart’s “Pi = 4” video in this project: A fun fractal project – exploring the Gosper curve A second time was a super fun … Continue reading Sharing Kelsey Houston-Edwards’s Pi video with kids

# 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

# Talking through Matt Enlow’s “truth” tweet

Saw this really neat tweet from Matt Enlow earlier today: I thought it would be fun to talk through the list with each of my kids and ask the for examples of each on of the statements. My younger son was home this afternoon so he went first: (1) The statement is true, here is … Continue reading Talking through Matt Enlow’s “truth” tweet