Math Art

How is “Math Art” different from “Math Activities?”  With activities I am explicitly trying to teach my children a concept.  With art, I tend to step back and just let them enjoy, maybe pointing out some of the math concepts that appear, but not belaboring the point.  I would rather them draw their own conclusions, explore and enjoy.


POLYHEDRA (3D Shapes)

How to Fold Circles (polyhedra from paper plates)

“Slide-Together” templates (polyhedra from slitted squares)

Books to cut out and assemble.  Find old books to buy for $0.01 on Amazon.

polyhedra

Polyhedra at the London Science Museum

SLICE-FORMS (Surfaces)

Lightbulb Template

Sliceform Ideas on Pinterest

Hyperbolic Paraboloid

Cardboard Safari sells sliceform animals

Books to cut out and assemble.  Find old books for $0.01 on Amazon.

sliceforms - SA

Sliceforms at the London Science Museum

GRAPH PAPER PATTERNS

Graph Paper Patterns (PDF)

Patterns from Desmos.com

Kandi Patterns or other Hama/Fuse Bead Patterns

Graph Art from The Smart Teacher

Use Desmos (online graphing software) to make art

Spirolaterals

Graph Paper Mandalas

STRING ART

A tutorial

Skip Count around Circle.  With paper & pencil or nails & string on a piece of wood.

String Art Patterns

Making Curves with Straight Lines – Ship, Another Ship

Bold Folds Etsy Shop

Gorgeous String Art piece for sale; smaller version

MULTIPLICATION

Make your own multiplication art (need pic)

Array City and Square Numbers Tower

Multiplication Clock

Color Mixing Chart. Start simple, with just 3 colors.  Good practice learning to read an addition or multiplication chart.

Fun Art Print with math facts

FRACTIONS

Picture Pie by Ed Emberley.  Example here.

OTHER

Create a portrait with number stickers

Mandalas to print and color, color online, or design your own.

INSPIRATION

Mathematical Art Galleries

Family Math Night

Natural Math

E is For Explore

Math Art Fun

Math Activities

Beautiful math art  by Eugene Andolsek

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