Activities

As part of our commitment to provide engaging, interactive mathematical experiences, we have created a number of paper-based geometric activities. We encourage you to explore our current array of activities in the list below. Sharing these activities with your colleagues, friends, and family is a great way to show your support for America’s only Museum of Mathematics!

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Bead Geometry by Dr. Gwen Fisher
BEAD CUBES WITH PIPE CLEANERS AND PONY BEADS

Pipe Cleaner Algorithms by Ryan and Trevor Oakes
PIPE CLEANER SCULPTURES WITH ALGORITHMIC RULES

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Addition Puzzle by Ron Lancaster
SEE IF YOU CAN COME UP WITH A SOLUTION THAT ADDS UP

MoMath Linkage Kit
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE WILL APPEAR IN MATH MONDAYS

Puzzles by Joseph O’Rourke
SHAPE TRANSFORMERS: FORMS THAT FOLD TWO WAYS

Puzzles by Dr. G√ľnter M. Ziegler
PROOFS FROM THE BOOK: PUTTING PIECES TOGETHER

Torus Games by Jeff Weeks
THE SHAPE OF SPACE

Quiz by Keith Devlin
FIBONACCI & THE GOLDEN RATIO EXPOSED

Hyperbolic Parabola Model
PRINTING ON CARD STOCK RECOMMENDED
It looks best if sheets 1a and 1b are printed on one color of card stock and sheets 2a and 2b are printed on another color.

Giant Soma Puzzle
BUILD TOWERING SOMA STRUCTURES

Tumbling Tetrahedra
A TETRAHEDRAL CHAIN THAT FLEXES IN A SURPRISING WAY

MoMath Cyclical Flexagon

Hexa-tetraflexagon
DIVE THROUGH SIX DIFFERENT MOMATH LOGOS

Erik Demaine Folding Activity

Erik Demaine’s Folding Puzzle
FOLD YOUR WAY TO THE FOUR MATCHING PATTERNS