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A geodesic icosahedron, the Times Square New Year's eve ball

Geometry Math and Science Holidays and Annual Events Math and Art Current events
Image by kjpargeter on Freepik It's a gorgeous ball, covered with Waterford Crystal triangles, shaped as a geodesic icosahedron.  Every New Year's Eve it descends in Times Square to mark the...

Lego Fireman +

Number Sense Geometry Math and Science Math and Art Any time math
At the Toys R Us store, we saw an amazing LEGO creation.  He was a life-sized LEGO fireman with a walkie-talkie, an oxygen tank and even an oxygen...

The HAT tessellation

Geometry Math and Art Current events
 An Einstein aperiodic tile has just been discovered.  Find out what that means and why it is significant.  Plus - play with the tiles.  Do you want to tile your shower floor wi...

Chocolate heart-shaped raspberry cake

Geometry Math and Food Holidays and Annual Events Math and Art
For Valentine's Day, bake a cake! Students calculate base area or volume of cakes made from 2 cake pan sizes and observe how the volume of the cake changes with the increased pan size. &nbs...

What can you tell about a snowflake?

Geometry Math and Science Math and Art
As a snowflake falls from the sky, its crystal grows according to the humidity and temperatures of the air that it passes through. In this activity, students interpret a graphic that clarifies ...

Betsy Ross's 5-pointed star

Algebra Geometry Math and Social Studies Math and Art
Flag of the United States from 1777 to 1795.    In honor of Independence Day we thought it would be fun to look at one story about the first American Flag. The rough desig...

String design, ellipses, and orbital mechanics

Number Sense Geometry Math and Science Math and Art
Here's a different and somewhat artistic way to encourage understanding of a conic section.  Participants physically build an ellipse by choosing two foci and sketching the fi...

Point of view

Geometry Math and Art
If you have a set of cubes for your classroom, this would make a great group hands-on project. Its an old puzzle but the activity deserves a revisit. Below are two straight-on images of my ...

Spiraling squares - compass and straight edge

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Holidays and Annual Events Math and Art
Can you see the many spirals in this design? Students calculate the size of each increasing round of squares and consider what sort of spirals these must be. Working wit...

Pythagorean Triples and coloring

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Math and Art
Pythagorean triples are not only handy for students to recognize but produce some interesting and lovely patterns.  We've combined a little coloring with our Pythagorean Triple pattern invest...
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