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Math Doodling

Making abstract math visual: Math doodles let us see and experiment with a wide range of mathematical structures -- and even to feel them, if we include hands-on 3D doodles in clay or other media.

A different type of math doodling: Graph a story!

Geometric Design - Shapes in Circles: "We used a compass to create seven circles and then found shapes within the circles. This activity was based on Islamic Art and Geometric Design from the Metropolitan Museum of Art..."

"Zentangles frees up my art project resistant 5 year old! Children love this creative, free art form and drawing the repetitive patterns inside shapes."

"Fibonacci meets Pythagoras": Each square's area is the sum of the two that came before, thanks to the Pythagorean Theorem.

How to create a fractal: Start with a basic shape, like the triangle. Choose a simple squiggle to replace each line segment. Repeat, repeat,repeat,repeat, scaling the squiggle down each time...

A free-hand Celtic knot and the geometric structure that supports it.

Fill this page with circles: Or try other shapes, either tessellating or overlapping...

What types of symmetry can you find? For advanced doodlers: How would you make a corner for each pattern? (Or would some patterns only work for straight borders?)

Tessellations are repetitive patterns of shapes that fit perfectly together across a 2-dimensional plane of space (think of how floor tiles ...

Symmetrical Valentine Art Project For Kids

5 | This Graphic Designer Proves There’s More Than One Way To Count To 100 | Co.Design | business + design

Mausoleum of Sheikh Rukn-i-Alam. Multan, Pakistan - tiling dodecagons with hexagons, triangles, squares

How to make a zentangled polyhedron ( small Stellated Dodecahedron)

Post-It Note Patterns: "We made ours on the wall, but it might be easier to make your shape on a hard floor surface, especially for younger kids. Start in the middle of your picture..."

Make a giant Spirograph on the floor, in the sand, or on a trampoline - a memorable introduction to rotational symmetry!

create circles with black glue ( white glue/paiint mixed, use a paper cup edge to "print" circles. When dry can paint with watercolours or tempera cakes

Your kids can make their own kaleidographs. Fold color paper as for snowflakes, cut a few medium holes or one big one in the middle, open and iron each sheet (over a hard surface, on Cotton setting). Then put papers one over another. A kaleidoscope of symmetric designs! Malke Rosenfeld of Math in Your Feet also blogs at Moebius Noodles about math and the arts: www.moebiusnoodle...

This is a great example of a series of symmetry games we call "Double Doodle Zoo": one cutout (a hand) turns into something else (a heart) when you open the folded paper. The book with the games: www.moebiusnoodle...

Highhill Homeschool: Math Art for First Graders

Figures for "Impossible fractals"

So many beautiful math doodles! From a 6th grade class?

How many triangles can you make with 9 sticks? Use big sticks or matchsticks to reach kids who like to play on giant or tiny scales.