A fun folding exercise for kids from Paula Beardell Krieg

Our friend Paula posted a video showing how to fold a small square out of paper. I thought it would be fun to ask my younger son to fold a small square before watching Paula’s video to see how he’d do it. Here’s what he did: Next I asked him to watch Paula’s video: Now … Continue reading A fun folding exercise for kids from Paula Beardell Krieg

Paula Beardell Krieg’s 72 degree question

A few weeks ago I got this question from Paula Beardell Krieg on Twitter: Today I went through this problem with the boys – the difficulty of this exercise surprised me a bit. They really struggled to see how you could tell if an angle was 72 degrees. Here’s the introduction. The boys noticed a … Continue reading Paula Beardell Krieg’s 72 degree question

Building Paula Beardell Krieg’s cube

Yesterday we studied how to build the pieces of Paula Beardell Krieg’s dissected cube: 3d printing Paula Beardell Krieg’s dissected cube shapes Today the shapes were done printing and I had the kids talk about them one more time: After that short conversation I had each kid tweak the code that we used to make … Continue reading Building Paula Beardell Krieg’s cube

3D Printing Paula Beardell Krieg’s dissected cube shapes

I’ve been thinking about exposing the boys to math through 3d printing lately. Today I decided to explore making Paula Beardell Krieg’s cube shapes with them. Here’s the exploration the boys did back in March when we first got them: Even though we’ve played a bit with these shapes before I still thought that thinking … Continue reading 3D Printing Paula Beardell Krieg’s dissected cube shapes

A fun present from Paula Beardell Krieg

I met our friend Paula Beardell Krieg today while she was visiting Boston. She gave me an amazing shape that she’d made with paper. The shape builds on a few other shapes that we’ve studied in some recent projects: So, tonight I showed the boys the shape and just let them play with it. Honestly, … Continue reading A fun present from Paula Beardell Krieg

Learning 3d geometry with Paula Beardell Krieg’s pyramids

Earlier in the week we got a nice surprise when we received a fun little pyramid puzzle from Paula Beardell Krieg: Our initial project using the shapes is here: Playing with an amazing present from Paula Beardell Krieg I thought a follow up project would be fun, so I decided to try out a basic … Continue reading Learning 3d geometry with Paula Beardell Krieg’s pyramids

Playing with an amazing present from Paula Beardell Krieg

We occasionally get interesting packages in the mail from Paula Beardell Krieg. For example: Paula Beardell Krieg’s Intersecting Squares and Paula Beardell Krieg’s Puff Boxes Paula Beardell Krieg’s Puff Boxes Day 2 Today we got a new one! I opened the top of the box before we got started, but only the top. I figured … Continue reading Playing with an amazing present from Paula Beardell Krieg

Paula Beardell Krieg’s intersecting squares

Saw a fun sequence of tweets from Paula Berdell Krieg last week: Then . . . we received an envelope! Next we compared the shape to the 3d prints it was based on: After this I showed the boys the tweet above that shows how to unfold the shape into a cube and they were … Continue reading Paula Beardell Krieg’s intersecting squares

Paula Beardell Krieg’s puff boxes – day 2

Saw this great project from Paula Beardell Krieg yesterday: We even turned it into a fun little afternoon project since my younger son was home sick from school: Paula Beardell Krieg’s Puff Boxes Today I wanted to use the puff boxes for a project with both of the boys. We started by trying to recreate … Continue reading Paula Beardell Krieg’s puff boxes – day 2

Paula Beardell Krieg’s Puff Boxes

Saw this super cool tweet from Paula Beardell Kreig today: My son was home sick from school (for the 3rd day in a row ðŸ˜¦ ), but this looked like a fun and not too taxing project for him. He loved it: I wasn’t home when he was working on the project, so I was … Continue reading Paula Beardell Krieg’s Puff Boxes