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In a partnership with Make: Online, the Museum presents a weekly column discussing fun, experiential, and puzzling topics in mathematics. Collected here are the Math Monday posts from past weeks. These articles each first appeared on Make: Online.

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Parabolic Falls
NOVEMBER 4, 2013
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Plenty of Polyhedra
OCTOBER 14, 2013
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Tubular Trefoils
SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
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Enter the (Paper) Matrix
SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
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Beginning of a String
JULY 29, 2013
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Sonobe Sendings
JULY 15, 2013
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Tensegrity Talkback
JULY 8, 2013
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Things from Rings
MAY 6, 2013
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DIY Tensegrity
APRIL 29, 2013
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Tribute to Math Craft
APRIL 15, 2013
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Light Still Sticks
APRIL 8, 2013
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Sonobe Some More
APRIL 1, 2013
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Platonic Party Platter
MARCH 18, 2013
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Geometry Takes Flight
MARCH 10, 2013
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Business Cards III
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
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Linkages: One Last Spin
FEBRUARY 4, 2013
Linkages: The Straight Dope
DECEMBER 17, 2012
Business Cards II
NOVEMBER 26, 2012
Even Greater Circle
NOVEMBER 5, 2012
Business Cards, Part 1
OCTOBER 29, 2012
Linkages: Biomimicry
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
Prime Wardrobe
JULY 9, 2012
Try a Torus
JULY 2, 2012
Tetrahedron Ripples
JUNE 25, 2012
Grocery Geometry
MAY 21, 2012
Live-In Polyhedra
MAY 14, 2012
Paper Polyhedra
APRIL 30, 2012
12-Card Star Puzzle
APRIL 2, 2012
Make a Marble Run
MARCH 26, 2012
Acrylic Frabjous Kit
MARCH 19, 2012
Color 3D Printing
MARCH 12, 2012
Floppy Disks
MARCH 5, 2012
Truchet Tiles
FEBRUARY 13, 2012
Large Stars
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
Mathematical Quilting
JANUARY 23, 2012
Make a Ball of Cards
DECEMBER 26, 2011
Knitting Napier’s Bones
DECEMBER 12, 2011
Four Triangles Again
DECEMBER 5, 2011
Four Paper Triangles
NOVEMBER 28, 2011
An Octahedron in a Balloon
NOVEMBER 21, 2011
Light Stick Construction
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
String Hyperboloid
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
Catenary Arch Toy
OCTOBER 31, 2011
Tensegrity Balls
OCTOBER 24, 2011
Pentominoes
OCTOBER 17, 2011
Candy Pi Calculator
OCTOBER 10, 2011
Make a Mathematical Haircut
SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
Relativity for Real
SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
Giant Bead Construction
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
Math Candy
AUGUST 29, 2011
Wood Polygons
AUGUST 22, 2011
Playing Cards
AUGUST 15, 2011
Make a Ball of Money
AUGUST 8, 2011
Mathematical Beadwork
AUGUST 1, 2011
Nested Helices
JULY 25, 2011
Shadowfolds
JULY 18, 2011
Coffee Stirrers
JULY 11, 2011
Star Sphericon
JUNE 27, 2011
The Squared Square
JUNE 13, 2011
Pencil Star
MAY 2, 2011
Microscopic Fractals
APRIL 25, 2011
Candy Images
APRIL 18, 2011
Mailing Tubes
MARCH 28, 2011
Modular Clothing
MARCH 14, 2011
Quilted Geometric Spheres
FEBRUARY 28, 2011
Geodesic Dome Chicken Coop
FEBRUARY 14, 2011
Light Dimmer Knobs
FEBRUARY 7, 2011
Office Supplies
JANUARY 31, 2011
Five Tetrahedra
JANUARY 24, 2011
Scroll Saw Fractals
JANUARY 10, 2011
Temari Balls
JANUARY 3, 2011
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Math Doodles
DECEMBER 20, 2010
Egg Carton Constructions
DECEMBER 13, 2010
Bagel Cutting Revisited
DECEMBER 6, 2010
Giant Wobbler
NOVEMBER 29, 2010
Colossal Compounds
NOVEMBER 22, 2010
Wearable Geometry
Wearable Geometry
NOVEMBER 8, 2010
Gyrangle
Gyrangle
NOVEMBER 1, 2010
Wire Torus Challenge
OCTOBER 25, 2010
Knot Sphere Thumb
Paper Knot Pentagons
OCTOBER 11, 2010
Vi Hart Applatonicsolids
Hilbert Embroidery
Mathematical Needlepoint
AUGUST 30, 2010
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Mathematical Crochet
AUGUST 23, 2010
Polyhedron Quilt
Mathematical Quilts
AUGUST 16, 2010
Origami Compound of Prisms
Geometric Origami
AUGUST 9, 2010
Ambras Object
The Twisted Torus
AUGUST 2, 2010
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Twirligami
JULY 19, 2010
Nick Sayers Tape Measure Thumb
Found Objects
JULY 12, 2010
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Kirigami Polyhedra
JUNE 28, 2010
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Modular Kirigami
JUNE 14, 2010
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Magnet Constructions
APRIL 12, 2010
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Paper Plate Geometry
MARCH 29, 2010
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Balloon Polyhedra
Balloon Polyhedra
MARCH 1, 2010
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Sierpinski Tetrahedron
FEBRUARY 22, 2010
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Skewer Hyperboloid
FEBRUARY 8, 2010
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Morton Bradley Sculpture
FEBRUARY 1, 2010
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Tetraxis Puzzle
JANUARY 25, 2010
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Giant Zometool Sculpture
JANUARY 18, 2010
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Giant Burr Puzzle
JANUARY 11, 2010
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Giant SOMA Puzzle
DECEMBER 28, 2009
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Tie Your Bagel in a Knot!
DECEMBER 21, 2009
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Playing Card Constructions
DECEMBER 14, 2009