#MathArtChallenge Day 24: Polygon Midpoints

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:

  1. Draw a polygon.
  2. Mark the midpoint of each side.
  3. Connect the midpoints of each side to make a new polygon.
  4. Repeat.

Don’t sleep on the quadrilaterals here. They do something rather surprising and beautiful!

MATERIALS NEEDED: Whatever you prefer!

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Author: Annie Perkins

Math Teacher in Minneapolis, MN.

9 thoughts on “#MathArtChallenge Day 24: Polygon Midpoints”

  1. The art and math teachers at our school, Whitcomb Middle School in Marlborough, are having our students do this challenge on Friday, 5/8. We had fun making our own examples and their work will be added! Thank you for all your great ideas!

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