Tues Oct 31 – Presentations Continue

October 31, 2017 mathgrrl

Class will start with a brief quiz on the infinite geometric series calculations you did for homework. Then, on to more excellent presentations! Homework for next time: Thingiverse and Tinkercad (or other design software) links to your projects. See the Assignments page.

Tues Oct 24 – Open Project Checklist

October 24, 2017 mathgrrl

Time to wrap up the Open Projects! Here is a checklist for you to follow so that you can make sure you have all the right elements in your blog post and your presentation. Organization Does your post have the correct organization by sections? See […]

Thurs Oct 19 – Math Stories

October 19, 2017 mathgrrl

As you work on your projects today, focus on this: What’s your math story? Remember that “math” doesn’t necessarily mean an equation or a calculation; it might be a description of the geometric properties of a mathematical object, why or how it is studied, what […]

Tues Oct 17 – Open Projects Continue

October 17, 2017 mathgrrl

So… our current plan is to work today, be ready to start sending final prints and doing final edits on Thursday, and then begin presentations in one week, on Tuesday. QUESTION: How are you doing? Will starting presentations on Tuesday be okay, or would you […]

Thurs Oct 12 – Print, Math, Write

October 12, 2017 mathgrrl

// Print Stuff // Drafts: If you have something to print for your Open Project, obviously do that before anything else. Reprints: Some of you had First Fractals that were messed up a bit by rafts, or could have been printed larger to look better. […]

Tues Oct 10 – Continue Open Projects

October 10, 2017 mathgrrl

// Roundup // Has everyone completed their group ratings for the previous project? // Today // Every group tell me their progress since the last class (should be in your “First Steps” section) Continue working on your Open Projects and asking about the mathematical parts […]

Hinged Dissections

October 5, 2017 Maddy B

For our project we will be exploring the rhombic dodecahedron which is a 3D shape that is made when you turn a 3D cube inside out.  Our method for printing this will be printing out 6 pyramids of the same dimension and taping them together so that we can form both […]

Prince Rupert’s Cube

October 5, 2017 Taylor Zabinsky

Our project idea is to make a Prince Rupert’s Cube. The Prince Rupert problem was proposed by Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Prince Rupert’s cube is the largest cube that can pass through a hole cut through another cube without splitting the cube into two pieces. This proposition was […]

Thurs Oct 5 – Begin Open Projects

October 5, 2017 mathgrrl

Not much to say today except “let’s go!” Ground rules for the Open Projects Your goal is to find something to design and 3D print, and then talk about the math related to that object. You must design the object from scratch in Tinkercad or […]

Mathematically Fair Cake Cutting

October 5, 2017 Dillon Call

My group members and I originally wanted to look into Chapter 4 of Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension by: Matt Parker. However, we decided to switch and do our project on cutting a cube to be equal in volume no matter how many slices it is cut into. If 5 people […]


October 4, 2017 Haleigh Sink

The chapter we chose for our project was chapter 9, which is all about graphs. For our project, we chose to do a 3D print of a Rhombicuboctahedron. We believed it would be easy to print because it is made up of triangles and squares. We would like to learn coding to make a wire frame […]

Borromean rings

October 3, 2017 Jenna Jordan

Our project idea is to create a print of elliptical Borromean rings from chapter 8 of our book. Borromean rings often contain three rings, but can contain up to four or five. We are going to start out with a three ring print because it is the most simple way to make Borromean rings, then […]

Meissner Tetrahedron

October 3, 2017 Hunter Simmons

Our initial project idea is to create a Meissner tetrahedron. It involves taking a regular triangular tetrahedron, but then rounding all the parts to a precise point creates the Meissner Tetrahedron. What is really cool about this is that, although it is not like a circle containing zero edges […]

Trefoil Knots

October 3, 2017 Ni Trisadhani

Our group will be making the Trefoil Knot which is one of the prime knots based on chapter 8 of Things to Make And Do In The Fourth Dimension. We were very interested in this particular knot because it looks different with each kind of projection and there are many ways that we can […]

Tues Oct 3 – Open Project Pitches

October 3, 2017 mathgrrl

For the last week you’ve been thinking about what you might want to investigate from the Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension book. Time for pitches and forming groups! // Ground rules // You must have different group members than last time […]

The Pizza Problem

October 3, 2017 Sam Janssen

For our open project idea, we decided to experiment with the relationships of the “perfect pizza slice” with its self and with the pizza as a whole as a solution to the pizza problem. The goal of the pizza problem is to find how to cut a pizza into same shaped slices that don’t all touch the middle […]