Tag: Geometry

  • Exploring Triangles

    Exploring Triangles

    Names of Triangles: Isosceles, Scalene, Equilateral, Right, Acute, Obtuse Use the following sites to learn the basics of triangles; what they are called and why. Math Is Fun has information about each triangle named above, if you want to learn more about each one of them. A Plus Topper also has information about triangles. Passy’s […]

  • Funschooling News #15 STEM Edition

    Hi! Welcome to Funschooling News STEM Edition! Are you looking for some inexpensive, family-friendly activities that will help make your week a little more fun and interesting? This week’s learning activities include projects that put those old CD’s to good use.If you missed the first part of this week’s newsletter that features activities off Still […]

  • Tangle & Zentangle Art

    Tangle & Zentangle Art

    Art and meditation can take on many forms and Zentangle patterns combine both of these awesome things in a creative way.  If this idea has piqued your interest, there are a few rules you’ll need to know before you begin drawing with dots, lines, curves, S-curves, and orbs, and the sites offered below will help […]

  • Pentominoes

    Pentominoes

    Pentominoes are a tiling puzzle used in recreational mathematics. Each of the twelve (12) pieces are made with 5 equal squares that are meant to resemble the Latin alphabet. These pieces can be put together in thousands of ways in order to fill in a variety of areas in puzzle-like ways such as: 3×3, 4×4, 5×3, 3×20, etc.. Real-World Benefits […]

  • Celebrate Pi Day

    Celebrate Pi Day

    Wikipedia: Pi – This site offers a lot of information about PI, including: Fundamentals, History, Modern quest for more digits, Uses and more. This site has information about Pi Day too. WikiHow: How to Celebrate Pi Day – Offers 4 ways: Enjoy Pi-Themed Foods, Pi-Themed Ambiance, Throw a Pi-Themed Celebration, and Celebrate the Real Meaning of Pi […]

  • Polyhedrons

    Polyhedrons

    What is a Polyhedron?Math is Fun: Polyhedrons– Offers a brief explanation of polyhedrons and some examples.     Wolfram MathWorld: Polyhedron – Explains what a polyhedron is and offers examples.   Wikipedia: Polyhedron – Explains what a polyhedron is, and offers visual examples.   Polyhedra Projects   George Hart: Classroom Polyhedra Activities: Offers a variety polyhedra […]

  • Heads-Up: Coin Flips and Tricks

    For this activity, you will need a few coins, and paper and pencil Heads or Tails: Before flipping a coin, decide if it will land heads or tails. Write down your prediction. Roll a coin through your fingers: This is a great way to keep your fingers flexible! There’s an instructional video below. Disappearing and reappearing […]

  • Ten Fun Projects You Can Do With Symmetry

    Something is symmetrical when one half of an object is the mirror image of the other. If you need a little more information about symmetry, the site LINKS Learning has a visual explanation.Here are some examples of symmetrical things: A triangle, face, butterfly, bugs, and many leaves, flowers and sea shells. Activity Suggestions Hunt for symmetrical things. Look […]

  • Spirals

    Spirals

    Wikipedia: Spirals – Spirals and helices, 2D spirals, 3D spirals, In nature, As a symbol, and In art. Mathematische Basteleien: Spirals – What is a spiral? and types of spiral. Wolfram MathWorld: Logarithmic Spirals – Equation offered. Phi: 1.618: The Golden Number: Spirals and the Golden Ration – Article: Fibonacci numbers and Phi are related to spiral […]

  • Geometric Designs

    Geometric Designs

    Cleave Books – A PDF file with geometric designs made from simple shapes. Dearing Draws – Site offers a Blog, tutorials, videos, and free downloads of geometric patterns. This site offer an e-course as well.   Creative Bloq – 23 Glorious Geometric Patterns in Design – See what happens when shapes take center stage. Design School: […]

  • Fractals

    Fractals

    17 Captivating Fractals Found in Nature – Includes plants, rivers, galaxies, clouds, weather, population patterns, stocks, video feedback, crystal growth, etc.. WIRED: Earth’s Most Stunning Natural Fractal Patterns – Scroll through a gallery of fractals.   Mother Nature Network: 14 Amazing Fractals Found in Nature – Site offers a gallery with a brief description for […]

  • Halloween Origami

    Origami Club: Halloween – Site offers a variety of origami projects to do including: Jack ‘O Lantern, Bat, Ghost, Witch, Skull, and others. Origami Resource Center: Halloween – Site offers bats, ghosts, spiders, owls, pumpkins, cats and other items.Activity Village: Halloween Origami – Bats, Broomsticks, Mummy, Witches hat and others.Origami Instructions: Halloween Pumpkin Origami – This site offers this […]