## Archive for the ‘symmetry’ Category

September 12, 2019
It’s Autumn in UK & FALL in the USA so it’s the perfect time for a little bit of outdoor math for Grade 3-5 with AUTUMN leaves. Of course, you don’t need FALL LEAVES for this exercise, but it is colorful.

**This fab idea comes from Juliet Robertson, an outdoor education consultant in Scotland. ****Her blog Creative star learning is one of the most inspiring outdoor maths blogs you will find.**

Check out Mathpig’s protractor joke here.

**Another fab idea from Juliet Robertson.**

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Posted in %, angles, Arithmetic, Circle C, geometry, Ratio, symmetry, tables, units length **|** Tagged activities, adventures, angles, circle, circumference, geometry, junior school, length, outdoor math, primary school, Roman Numerals, scale, tables, units, World Cup Soccer **|** Leave a Comment »

February 13, 2015

**Middle School Maths Challenge**

**Symmetry, geometry plus guts and determination.**

Make a paper plane that can fly as high as a 5-story building and test it.

You need:

– Half A4 sheet

– Scissors

– A rubber band

The physics of paper is complex. Folder paper is very strong. Here students create a world record folding a piece of paper 13 times.

Crumpled paper is also very strong. Crumple a piece and try and flatten it. More here.

From Instructables blog

Test it but be careful you could take out an eye.

Thanks INSTRUCTABLES.

# Now for the BIG challenge:

The above paper plane has 5 wing folds. Can you make a bigger paper plane with more folds. For instance, you could try an A4 sheet.

More from Instructables here:

Posted in 10 Maths Mystery BOX challenges, Middle School, symmetry, Year 7 mathspig **|** Tagged 5 stories, amazing, Awesome, challenge, entertaining, flies, Fun, geometry, lethal, Math %, maths mystery box, Middle school, paper plane **|** 3 Comments »

June 30, 2014

**This fab idea comes from Juliet Robertson, an outdoor education consultant in Scotland. ****Her blog Creative star learning is one of the most inspiring outdoor maths blogs you will find.**

Check out Mathpig’s protractor joke here.

**Another fab idea from Juliet Robertson.**

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Posted in 10 Outdoor Maths Adventures: Grade 3 -5, Circle C, D and r, direct proportion, Junior School, Ratio, Roman Numerals, symmetry, tables **|** Tagged activities, adventures, angles, circle, circumference, geometry, junior school, Math %, measuring, outdoor math, primary school, Roman Numerals, scale, tables, World Cup Soccer **|** 2 Comments »

April 9, 2013
Posted in Arithmetic, geometry, Junior School, Middle School, symmetry, units length, Year 7 mathspig, Year 9 Mathspig **|** Tagged Buckminster Fuller, Bucky Ball Structure, Build your own igloo, Cardboard igloo, Different igloo models, Fun math project for Middle School, Geodesic Domes, GEometric Igloos, Giant math project, Igloo based on hexagons, Igloo based on triangles, Life-sized igloo **|** 2 Comments »

April 9, 2013
# Maths-is-Awesome Activity

# Build Your Own Battleship

#### Skills: geometry, measuring, angles, construction and engineering

#### Years: Middle School

#### You will find your inspiration here:

#### Different maths classes build their own cardboard boats. Call for volunteers and then stage a race in a local pool.

#### Heaps of fun.

#### Good PR for maths. And some schools do it already.

Posted in Area, Arithmetic, geometry, Junior School, Middle School, symmetry, units length, Year 7 mathspig, Year 9 Mathspig **|** Tagged Batles ship Maths, Build your own cardboard battleship, How ot inspire maths students, Make maths awesome, Math Battleships, Maths fun in middle school, middle school maths fun **|** Leave a Comment »

April 8, 2013
# Maths is Awesome Activity

# DYI Construction Set

#### Skills: Geometry, measurement, symmetry, area, angles.

#### Year Level: Year 7

#### You will find more info here.

#### This idea is gobsmacking. We live in a consumer world so the thought of making your own construction set is foreign to us.

#### Building your own cardboard construction set involves:

#### * Lots of maths

#### and if

#### * Every pupil made 20 construction pieces now you can make something huge for a maths display. eg. giant parabola, π, √2

#### Or

#### think really BIG.

####

Posted in Area, Arithmetic, geometry, Junior School, Mad Mad Maths Fun in the Classroom, Middle School, symmetry, units length, Year 7 mathspig, Year 9 Mathspig **|** Tagged Amazing cardboard construction, Awesome cardboard construction, Awesome middle school math project, DIY Construction kit, Fun middle school math project, Funny Middle School Maths, How to inspire math students, Junior school math project, Make maths fun, Middle School Geometry **|** Leave a Comment »

April 8, 2013
# Maths-is-Awesome Activity

# Fashion Statement Geometry for Hipsters

#### Skills: Geometry, measurement, polyhedrons, symmetry and creativity

#### Year Level: Year 7-9

#### Ask students to design and make a GEOMTRIC FASHION STATEMENT. This could involve a dress, hat or hair. Then they stage run a MATHS FASHION parade. The point is the fashion statement must involve specific maths such as geometry or trigonometry, calculus, quadratic equations … any maths you like.

#### Here from Lancia Trend Visions is the work of Amila Hrustic, a fashion design student in Sarajevo. These samples come from her “Plato’s Collection” inspired by the idea of Platonic solids. Her collection includes dress based on tetrahedrons, cubes, octahedrons, dodecahedrons, icosahedrons.

Posted in Arithmetic, geometry, Mad Mad Maths Fun in the Classroom, Middle School, symmetry, units length, Year 7 mathspig, Year 9 Mathspig **|** Tagged docdecahedrons, Fashion Math, FAshion statement maths, How to make maths fun in middle school, iscosahhedrons, Make math fun, Make maths awesome, Maths Fashion Parade, Maths is awesome activity, Middle school math exercise, middle school maths fun, octahedrons, polygons, tetrahedrons **|** Leave a Comment »