# More projects from Henry Segerman’s math and 3d printing book

We are continuing to explore the different ways for kids to see math with 3d printing. Henry Segerman’s new book has been an incredible resource for us in this long-term project: Yesterday I asked the kids to pick more shapes from his book to print. My older son picked “Topology Joke” and my younger son … Continue reading More projects from Henry Segerman’s math and 3d printing book

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

# Playing with Shadows – inspired by Henry Segerman

Last night the whole family attended Henry Segerman’s talk at MIT: Here’s Henry in action: He’s already inspired a ton of projects, for example: Playing with more of Henry Segerman’s 3d Prints Henry Segerman’s flat torus And this joint work with Vi Hart, Andrewa Hawksley, Henry Segerman, Emily Eifler and Marc ten Bosch got a … Continue reading Playing with Shadows – inspired by Henry Segerman

# Playing with more of Henry Segerman’s 3d prints

A few weeks ago we did our first project using Henry Segerman’s new book. Here’s that project: Exploring some shapes in Henry Segerman’s new book and here’s that new book: For that project we actually ordered the shapes from Shapeways, but last night I learned that Henry had put a few of the prints from … Continue reading Playing with more of Henry Segerman’s 3d prints

# Exploring some shapes in Henry Segerman’s new book

Henry Segerman’s new book – Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing – arrived last week: I asked the boys to flip through the book and pick out two shapes each that we could then order from Shapeways. Those shapes arrived today – yay!! I’ll do a more extensive project with these shapes later, but for today … Continue reading Exploring some shapes in Henry Segerman’s new book

# Henry Segerman, John Edmark, and . . . biology??

We’ve done lots of 3d printing projects including a few inspired by Henry Segerman’s work: Henry Segerman’s Flat Torus   as well as the work of John Edmark (which we saw via a Math Munch post): If you like great math for kids, check out Math Munch   As I was walking through the lobby … Continue reading Henry Segerman, John Edmark, and . . . biology??

# Henry Segerman’s Flat Torus

[Sorry for writing this one up at one million miles per hour. We are seeing Star Wars at 9:30 am today and I wanted to get this one published before we left. Hopefully the fun of this amazing shape outweighs the quick and unedited writing.] Saw another amazing post from Evelyn Lamb a few weeks … Continue reading Henry Segerman’s Flat Torus

# Background for our project on Henry Segerman’s flat torus

This videos here are just background for a project on Henry Segerman’s flat torus. I’ll link that project after I write it up. Before diving into that project, though, I wanted the kids to experience the shape without knowing what it was. It is both an engineering and math challenge. My older son had a … Continue reading Background for our project on Henry Segerman’s flat torus

# 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

# 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