I learned about these on a video on Numberphile. . In the video they said the magic words “no longer available” and that was it, we had to make our own. Josephine Sheng designed these way back in 2017 I think, and we just never posted. We don’t like “tricking” people, but if you have a good half hour you can

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## Take and Make: Printables to Guide your Project.

This is a transformer puzzle. The template has one side set up as a hexagon and the other side a square, but the hexagon design can still be rearranged as a square as well. Maddie Wallace made this logo for University of Wisconsin by hand. Be sure to use the link to get the PDF file. Transformer Puzzle Square to

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## Take and Make: Superfluous Square from Ivan Moscovitch’s Supergames

Supergames by Ivan Moscovitch is a super fun book. This puzzle was a puzzle to convert to CAD, until intern Quan Nguyen and I realized that the “missing square” might be the same as the other missing square puzzles. In fact it is exactly the same. You may be able to see it looking at the solution blocks below. Corel,

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## Take and Make: Trammel

These are really fun! This design could possibly be improved but it does work pretty well. The newest version files are here in AI, SVG and Corel formats. It’s a pretty simple design. Here are the parts. Basically a larger square overhangs the smaller creating a channel with partial cover that the little “cars” can slide in, but not pop

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## Take and Make: Puzzle A Day

This puzzle is available to buy various places, but you can also just make your own. We colored the wood with Bingo daubers! MH Intern Quan Nguyen worked out a number of solutions and made the CAD file for this one. Our files are available to use: in AI, SVG and CorelDraw Formats There’s also a handout that can be laminated

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## Take and Make: Reuleaux Car

The Reuleaux Car The pieces are below, and an AI, SVG, and Corel File are available here. The file has a laser etch on the big wheel to guide the placement of the smaller piece. Glue two small pieces to one side and two large ones on the other side. The wheel holders work by sliding so you can install

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## Take and Make: Area Trick Puzzle

This one is easy fun and somehow a little bit magical. Makes a great little math gift. The challenge is to make rectangles with pieces #1-5, #1-6, #1-7, and #1-8 (as below) Details, Instructions and Template Here. Here are the “versions” in a short video. These pieces are made in relation to eachother so there are many versions

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## Take and Make: Conic Sections Model

Turns out you can use CorelDraw to reverse engineer the parts to a conic section model. Read all about it in the November 2021 MAA Math Horizons page called Do The Math (p. 29). Editor Tom Edgar was fun to work with, and made the graphic images. Note: if you are “making” this model from scratch, once you find the

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## Take and Make: Platonic Solids Coasters!

Plain Platonic Solids are pretty cool – fun shapes, interesting properties from side type: triangle square and pentagons; number of edges; number of faces and more. But they are also plain. Fall intern and UTeach Maker, Maddie Wallace took on the challenge to make some accessories that would create a way we can sort them, and match the objects to

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## Take and Make: Homeschool Day at the Austin Zoo 2021

Happy Homeschool Day at the Austin Zoo! It’s going to be 80 degrees and sunny, a great day for learning outdoors. We will be there featuring our geometry kits. But we are bringing other great projects too with examples with instructions. The event is preregister only, but you can make these great math projects anytime. Template Folder Here. Beside to

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