The Challenge: Find some materials that will allow you to create one of those beautiful 3D 3-letter (or shape? Follow your heart) cut-outs. I used a potato.
Materials Needed: Something you can cut up. Potatoes, crafting foam, apples… food, I think would work well here. Math conceptsyou could explore with this challenge: angles, geometry, perspective, polyhedra, symmetry
The challenge: Create a rainbow and get it reflected in a curved surface to reveal a rectangle. All credit here to Woolly Thoughts! (They have wonderful things for you to play with there.)
Materials needed: I crocheted mine, which was a fun puzzle to get an even rainbow. They have knitting instructions on their website, but you could just as easily draw this with markers. I used tinfoil as my reflective surface wrapped around a nail polish remover bottle. I bet you all get more creative than myself. Math conceptsyou could explore with this challenge: circles, geometry, perspective, proportions/ratios
The Challenge: Create an illusion using isometric lines.
Materials Needed: Isometric Grid paper You can print some or you can create some (that just takes a bit of patience), pencil and ERASER. This challenge is best done as an exercise in erasing, changing and play. You can see in my time lapse below just how much erasing I did and I’ve done this kind of thing many times before. Be gentle with yourself. Math conceptsyou could explore with this challenge: Angles, geometric construction, geometry, isometric grids, perspective