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• MATH & SCIENCE DAYS TO CELEBRATE

• Vedic Squares & Vedic Worms, Spirolaterals

• Spirograph

As we all know through play, kids learn different things without even realizing it! Playing with a spirograph, experimenting and trying all kinds of combinations, kids will develop mathematical and scientific intuition they can draw and realize the patterns, with the proper questions they can experiment, hypothesize, test, and generalize even reach conclusions. Spirograph is a geometric drawing device that produces various mathematical curves known as hypotrochoids and epitrochoids. The well-known toy version was developed by British engineer Denys Fisher and first sold in 1965. Original toy’s website: https://www.kahootztoys.com/spirograph-home.html This image is taken from Smithsonian National Museum of American History MATH: The patterns that are created depend on three variables: the radius of the fixed disc or wheel, (the number of teeth) the radius of the revolving disc, (the number of teeth) the location of the point on the moving disc. By changing any one of these variables you can get tons of incredible and beautiful patterns. Please check the Wolfram's collection of plane curves related with the curve names listed below. A point on a wheel rolling inside a circle traces out a hypocycloid. A point on a wheel rolling on a flat surface traces out a curve called a cycloid. A point on a wheel rolling outside another wheel traces out an epicycloid. A spirograph can be used to create artistically interesting patterns. Besides the serious math behind it, the patterns can also be used to study; LCM Modular arithmetic The fundamental theorem of mathematics. Use the spirograph applet here “https://nathanfriend.io/inspirograph/" Click here for the SPIROGRAPH TASK about LCM and Modular Arithmetic (for the middle school level) ****** RESOURCES MATH BEHIND SPIROGRAPHS http://mathworld.wolfram.com/topics/Roulettes.html https://archive.bridgesmathart.org/2009/bridges2009-279.pdf GEOGABRA APPLETS: http://www.malinc.se/math/trigonometry/spirographen.php Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirograph https://www.sciencekiddo.com/spirograph-math/ http://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/spirograph/Spirograph.html http://spirographicart.com/table-spirograph-points/ http://spirographicart.com/spirograph-pattern-guide/

• Flextangles

Flextangles are paper models with hidden faces. They were originally created by the mathematician "Arthur Stone" in 1939 and became famous when Martin Gardner published them in December 1956 issue of The Scientific American. Although you can find many different examples and ready to use templates on the web, the best method is to create your own template by using an interactive geometry software like GeoGebra. As a class activity creating flextangles by using a software can lead to discussions about translation and reflection. Flextangles, gizli yüzleri ortaya çıkarmak için esnetilebilen kağıt modellerdir. İlk olarak 1939'da Matematikçi Arthur Stone tarafından yaratılan flextangles, Martin Gardner'ın 1956 Aralık ayında The Scientific American'da yayınladığı makalede yeralınca, ünlü hale geldi. Webde bir çok örneğini ve taslak çizimlerini bulabileceğiniz flextangles için, GeoGebra gibi herhangi gibi geometri programı kullanarak kendi tasarımlarınızı da yaratabilirsiniz. Flextangle ları bir sınıf aktivitesi olarak program yardımıyla tasarladığınızda öteleme ve yansıma konularında da pratik sağlıyor. Ready to use Templates / Kullanıma Hazır Taslaklar: ------ ------ ------

• The Number of Lattice Squares*

• Net of a Sphere, Different Map Projections, Codex Atlanticus, and a Library in Italy

We know that it is not possible to draw the net of a sphere like cylinders, cones, or polyhedra. So, how we can represent a 3D sphere on a 2D paper? Our world is pretty much a spherical shape too, then, how come we have so many different world maps? When we peel an orange, we cannot flatten the peels entirely on a two-dimensional surface (at least without deforming them!). Mathematician Hannah Fry explains and demonstrates the orange peel idea in the video of A Strange Map Projection. That's why the all the world maps are somewhat distorted. You may try to draw a rough world map on the orange and then peel it. Like you can peel an orange in different ways, there are different map projections for our spherical world. You can try the interactive by Mathigon.org to see a few of these projections and how they distort the actual size and the locations of the continents. Many Mathematicians tried to converge the sphere to different polyhedra to draw it net, therefore the map of the world. For instance, Buckminster Fuller designed his map using triangles since he uses an icosahedron (A Platonic Solid with 20 triangular faces) as the main shape of our world. This projection style is called Dymaxion (Fuller) projection. One of the most famous polymaths of human history, Leonardo Da Vinci, used eight congruent Reuleaux Triangles* as the net of the sphere. Octant projection (1514), Leonardo da Vinci *A Reuleaux triangle is a shape with constant width like a circle formed by the intersection of three identical circles. To see the collection of all known notebooks of Da Vinci, please visit discoveringdavinci.com The notebook that we are looking for is “Codex Atlanticus”, and it is original pages are in this beautiful library in Milano; You may visit the Ambrosiana Library virtually using Google Arts and Culture. The better news is that we can find this 1119 page - notebook online and categorized as algebra, geometry, physics, natural sciences, etc ... The digital version of Codex Atlanticus. Another reason that this library is a sacred place for the mathematicians is, it also has the original copy of “Divina proportione” by the Italian Mathematician Luca Pacioli. Divina Proportione is about the mathematical and artistic proportion, golden ratio and its applications. While Pacioli was writing this book, Da Vinci was taking mathematics lessons from him. In the book, Da Vinci illustrated two views for the solid shapes; a solid view and a skeleton view where he removed the faces to better reveal the complete structure of the polyhedron. These sketches provide a complete view of the number of sides, faces and the vertices of the polyhedra. In terms of functionality, they serve the same purpose as the 2D Nets of the solids. Let's have a look how did Da Vinci sketch the sphere for Pacioli's book; ...and as we have started, we end up with an orange in our search of the net of a sphere.

• Create Your Own Math Clock