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String Art: An Adventure in Line Designs

Sometimes what starts out as a doodle can become an exploration in math and appreciated as art.  In my last post, Vi Hart  demonstrated the power of dots and lines and their connections to the conic sections – parabolas, hyperbolas, and … Continue reading

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Transformational Geometry

As teachers gear up for the Common Core State Standards, the importance of Transformation Geometry is growing. I think teachers are a little concerned about this new approach to geometry because of their lack of familiarity with the power of Transformational … Continue reading

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Be a Math Storybook Author – a writing/art project for students

Here are the basics for a great math writing project that incorporates math, art, writing, and more.  I usually have students working in pairs for this project.  It will usually generate more creative books.  Sometimes one student is more comfortable … Continue reading

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