Art and Math · Arts in Education

Paper, Books and Math Workshop

There’s this overlap of paperfolding, bookmaking and math that’s been in my sights for sometime now. Next month The Center For Book Arts has me on the schedule to share my interest with educators. It’s a natural fit: Fold a piece of paper in half a couple of times and you’ve got a book. There… Continue reading Paper, Books and Math Workshop

Book Review · Uncategorized

Engaging Students in Whole Body Learning

I’ve been reading a book by Malke Rosenfeld about teaching children math concepts by engaging whole body movements. I devoured every word of this Math on the Move, took copious notes, and am reading it again, even though I don’t anticipate that I will ever exactly do this thing that Malke writes about. What I… Continue reading Engaging Students in Whole Body Learning

Frieze Groups

Frieze Symmetry Group F7; p2mm; *22∞; TRHVG: bd/pq

  oh good. I’ve invented a new name for what is always listed as the seventh frieze symmetry group. Why not. Seems like what everyone does. Conway calls this one a SPINNING JUMP. I’m calling it bd/pq, with the slash meaning a dividing line -a horizontal line – putting the bd above the pq, because… Continue reading Frieze Symmetry Group F7; p2mm; *22∞; TRHVG: bd/pq

Frieze Groups

Frieze Group F4; p2; 22∞; Half-turn Rotation

    This is where I could get stuck and stop posting about frieze groups. It’s not that this one is so hard, it’s just that I’m finding it hard to do it justice. As I’m working with it I can see that it can make awesome,  apparently complex patterns that are really not complex… Continue reading Frieze Group F4; p2; 22∞; Half-turn Rotation