The Challenge: I’m seeing the trees start blossoming around here (MN) so this felt like a good time for this one. I used Samira Mian‘s instructions. If you’re interested in Islamic Geometry, I cannot recommend her enough. Here is my creation, followed by her youtube video.
Materials required: Compass, straight edge, pencil. Math conceptsyou could explore with this challenge: circles, geometric construction, Islamic geometry, symmetry, vertices/intersections
Materials needed: Skewers, Tiny rubber bands (I was able to get skewers at the grocery store and polybands from Target) Math conceptsyou could explore with this challenge: Angles, geometric construction, lines, symmetry, topology, vertices/intersections
(You may have picked up on this, but I tend to do the more involved things on the weekends when I have a bit more time. This one was HONESTLY pretty reasonable until the last step, which took me about 5 finicky minutes to get together. YOU CAN DO THIS. And it is SO SATISFYING when it’s finally together.)
The Challenge: Fold yourself an origami firework.
Materials Needed: 12 congruent paper squares, patience. Math conceptsyou could explore with this challenge: angles, orgiami, symmetry, vertices/intersections
The Challenge: With a compass or with tech like Geogebra or Desmos Geometry, to recreate the Lotfallah Mosque Dome design.
Materials Needed: compass, straight edge, colors. You could also use graphing software for this. Math conceptsyou could explore with this challenge: angles, circles, geometric construction, geometry, Islamic geometry, lines, polygons, proportions/ratios, symmetry, vertices/intersections