School Fair Projects
Date: 3/11/96 at 19:8:38 From: Rocky W Blackmore fishing guide Subject: Fair projects My school district is having a fair (student talent on parade) and I want to do a project using math. Do you have any ideas for me? I have some, but none which interest me. I'm in grade 8 but would like something a little more advanced. Thanks for your time, Christy J. Blackmore
Date: 3/11/96 at 19:31:12 From: Doctor Sarah Subject: Re: Fair projects Hi there - You might get some ideas of things to draw or build by looking on the Web at http://mathforum.org/sum95/math_and/ These pages by Jan Garner have suggestions for perspective drawing, making a moebius strip and what to do with it once you've made it, building polyhedra, spreadsheets, etc. If you answer the questions she asks and build the models she shows you how to make, and you take what you've built to the fair and ask other people the questions (put them on tagboard or something) - like what do they think will be the result if they cut a moebius strip as she suggests - you could have quite a nice exhibit. If you have HyperCard on your computer you might also want to look at http://mathforum.org/sum95/suzanne/tess.intro.html - a tutorial on making tessellations (and what they are). Both of these projects have tie-ins with M.C. Escher. Do you know his work? Have fun with your project! -Doctor Sarah, The Math Forum
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