Take and Make: Mirror Book

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Mirror Book Files  Make all the regular polygons using just this “book” and a straight line on paper. You can also make stars and intricate symmetrical designs using objects or pictures drawn on paper. Simply laser etch the wooden and acrylic pieces, hinge the two wooden pieces together with Gaffer Tape, and glue the acrylic mirrors to the inside of your

Take and Make: Curve Stitching

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Curve Stitching Files:  SVG and Corel Draw and Adobe Illustrator Mary Boole invented curve stitching to teach children how curves relate to straight lines. Make your own conic sections using these frames and string! Update 12/23/19 We shared these files with Stefanie Nguyen who runs as school makerspace at a school and the kids did wonderful creative things with them.  Here’s

Take and Make: Sierpinski Triangles

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Previously we shared a Take and Make blog on Koch Fractals. We have another fractal shape for you called the Sierpinski triangle!  It has the overall structure of an equilateral triangle. This would be a good challenge for someone learning to use geometry software whether its design like Corel Draw or math like Geogebra.  We are using midpoints and we

Take and Make: Packing Cubes

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  If you have a Makerspace and are looking for something fun to make, we have an idea for you. The packing cube is a really cool and interesting puzzle. You just need to etch the cardboard folds and fold into pyramids. It’s surprising how the pyramids can all fit inside the cube. It’s a good challenge to figure out how

Take and Make: Mathematical Origami

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I want the files now! We attended the MOVES Conference at the Museum of Mathematics in New York this summer.  Main topic?  Mathematical Origami.  There is a lot going on with capabilities to weaken materials and facilitate folding with lasers and other precision devices.  Robert Lang and Eric Demaine are both experts and innovators in this area and they spoke