2 = 3

Inspired by the work of Julian Beever (whose work I learnt about at the Chicago Lab Summer School), we spent 6 weeks understanding how to use our knowledge of trigonometry, similar triangles and three-dimensional thinking to make pavement art.

Geogebra links to play with here (Elevation, Plan, and 3D)

A year later, I look back on this project as a turning point with this class – earning their trust and respect. Although some of the mathematical learning was insecure and needed to be revised, we came together as a group and thought hard about how to apply abstract concepts to tangible products.

1
Presenting to PHD students
2
Working with PHD students
3
Preparation
4
Co-ordinates ready
5
An army of helpers
6
Last-minute calculations
9
Working hard
7
Distorted
8
Perfect

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