Hands-on Math Activities

Pentagrams and the Golden Ratio

Material Required: Thin strip of paper about 2 inches wide, plain paper and pen. A pentagram is a regular pentagon ...
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Platonic Solids

Material Required: Drinking straws preferably the harder variety, rounded paper clips, needle and thread. A platonic solid is a solid ...
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Napier’s Bones

Material Required: Cardboard or chart paper. John Napier (1550-1617), the man who invented the logarithmic tables also made this simple ...
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Conversion Chart

Material Required: Graph sheet and pen. Students in the high school often need to convert temperature measurements from the Celsius ...
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