Playing with Laura Taalman’s 3d printable “Scutoid”

Saw a great tweet from Laura Taalman over the weekend” That shape was just “discovered” and is discussed on this New Scientist article: oops – that tweet gives me a good picture, but the article itself is behind a paywall. ┬áHere are two free articles: Gizmodo’s article on the Scutoid The article in Nature introducing … Continue reading Playing with Laura Taalman’s 3d printable “Scutoid”

Learning about tiling pentagons from Laura Taalman and Evelyn Lamb

Last week we did made cookies using Laura Taalman’s tiling pentagon cookie cutters: You can find Taalman’s program here: and our project is here: Tiling pentagon cookies During the project my younger son found a different tiling pattern for pentagon #10 than the one in Taalman’s program. I suspected that the tiling pattern actually related … Continue reading Learning about tiling pentagons from Laura Taalman and Evelyn Lamb

Using Laura Taalman’s 3D printed pentagons to talk math with kids

Saw this incredible tweet from Laura Taalman a few days ago: She’s created 3D print versions of all of the known pentagons that can be used to tile the plane!! The 15th pentagon was discovered in 2015, and that discovery is discussed by Evelyn Lamb in this amazing article: There’s Something about Pentagons by Evelyn … Continue reading Using Laura Taalman’s 3D printed pentagons to talk math with kids

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

*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