The #MathArtChallenge is just a fun, simple way to engage our brains during this time of unease. All tasks are low tech: paper, pencil, maybe string. Nothing fancy. I would LOVE to see what you come up with. Post on social media with the hashtag #MathArtChallenge!
THE CHALLENGE: Create a Celtic knot, and do some wondering about why you got the number of links that you did. Can you predict how many links you’ll get? (I wrote another blog post on this a while ago, but only go there if you need more examples, because I reveal a lot of the good stuff in it: Knots, Links, & Learning)
MATERIALS NEEDED: Paper, pencil. If you have grid paper, that might help, and here is some special grid paper you can use courtesy of Justin Aion.
- Day18 11×15 Celtic Knot Grid
- Day18 MAC 16×22 Celtic Knot Grid
- (or you can just rotate grid paper 45 degrees like I do in the video below)
Here is a visual set of instructions, and below that is a video tutorial.