#MathArtChallenge Day 32: Megan’s Spirals

THE CHALLENGE: Color a spiral of numbers. Or 3. Or fifty. (This one gets quite addictive.)

MATERIALS NEEDED: A spiral chart. Here are 2 options:

100 spiral chart

1089 spiral chart

It’s also very easy to make your own spiral chart:

There are a ton of great links and examples and instructions over at Megan’s blog: https://mathybeagle.com/?s=spiral

AND many other spiral options in this excel sheet she put together. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kkWgXkAU2VhmMvbCBlZoCdGmJb5c8Id3fead-ALT0M4/edit#gid=352245601

#MathArtChallenge Day 31: MÖBIUS

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: If you have a nerd in your life, they’ve probably introduced you to Möbius strips. If you haven’t been introduced, my apologies for having failed you this far.

1) Take a strip of paper

2) Make a half-twist

3) Tape together

How many edges?

Then cut down the middle.

Then if you want to get really crazy, get yourself a separating zipper and some sewing materials and head on over to http://woollythoughts.com/mobius.html

Reveal below, but only watch if you’ve played first!

#MathArtChallenge Day 30: Labyrinths

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: Draw a labyrinth.

These websites can explain how to draw them:

http://www.mathrecreation.com/2012/03/another-way-to-draw-simple-labyrinths.html

https://www.wikihow.com/Draw-a-Labyrinth

https://craftwhack.com/how-to-draw-labyrinth/

MATERIALS NEEDED: Patience, paper, pencil.

#MathArtChallenge Day 29: Paper Roll Polyhedra

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: Make your very own paper roll polyhedra. All inspired by this tweet from Mr. Allan shared by Clarissa Grandi

MATERIALS NEEDED: Paper rolls. Can be toilet paper or paper towel rolls or you can make your own!

Here are some that I made:

2020-04-12 14.40.31And now is a great time to explore some polyhedra if you haven’t yet done so! Here are some websites shared by Mark Kaercher that are great.

https://polyhedra.tessera.li/

https://www.templatemaker.nl/en/

#MathArtChallenge Day 28: Mark Kaercher edition!

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!

Today, courtesy of the extraordinary Mark Kaercher: