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Author:Cory Poole, administrator
Description: A community "dedicated to the exploration of mathematically inspired art and architecture through projects, community submissions, and inspirational posts." Share images, videos, and other resources on the corkboard; post questions to the forum. The blog follows a weekly schedule, with Mondays featuring highlights from member submissions to the community corkboard; Tuesdays, an introduction to the new project of the week; Thursdays, extensions and more mathematical details for the current project of the week; and Fridays, information about artists and artwork in the field, including historical projects and works. The blog, which dates back to October, 2011, has included posts such as "How to Make the Platonic Solids out of Playing Cards," "7 Templates for Slide-Together Geometric Paper Constructions," "Math Craft Inspiration of the Week: The Curved Geometric Paper Sculptures of Richard Sweeney," "You Won't Believe They Roll: How to Build Half Circle and Elliptical Wobblers," "Math Craft Inspiration of the Week: The Kinetic Wave Sculptures of Reuben Margolin," "How to Carve Polyhedral Pumpkins," "How to Carve Fractals and Stars on Pumpkins," "How to Make Knot Sculptures from Soft Metals," "Math Craft Inspiration of the Week: The Mathematical Lego Sculptures of Andrew Lipson," "How to Create Concentric Circles, Ellipses, Cardioids & More Using Straight Lines and a Circle," "Math Craft Inspiration of the Week: Marble Binary Calculators & Other Mechanical Computers," "Modular Origami: How to Make a Cube, Octahedron & Icosahedron from Sonobe Units," "Modular Origami: How to Make a Truncated Icosahedron, Pentakis Dodecahedron & More," "Math Craft Monday: Community Submissions (Plus: How to Make a Magic Square Tetraflexagon)," "How to Make Sierpinski Carpet Cookies," and "How to Make Fractal Cupcakes."

Levels: Late Elem. (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Audiovisuals, Manipulatives, Web-Based Discussions, Recreations
Math Topics: Patterns/Relationships, Higher-Dimensional Geometry, Euclidean Plane Geometry, Topology, Art, Architecture

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