Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Our New Math Studio

We've had a bunch of visitors in the last few days.  We show them around our house.  They see the ten million stuffed kitties.  The see the kid's collection of old books, including the 120 year old speller and the 80 year old (very cool) atlas.  They see the fantastic, never-ending headstand (hint: not mine).  And then they walk into our sun room.  "What is that?" they ask.

Why, it's our new math studio, of course!  Here is the inside view for those lucky few who can fit in the door:

This is what you'd look like from the outside if you were sitting inside it.

Here is the new math studio in use:

And, here is an example of something that might be made inside.  In this case, start with a cube and, um...square it?  Cube it?  Make a cube out of cubes?  (We're both still learning about this math stuff.) 

"I want the inside to be a different color, Mama, so you can see where the middle is."

We have what we call our 'making studio' in another part of our house, and we make a lot of math these days, so it makes sense the kid would think of our new installation as a math studio.

How did we make this wonderful structure, you ask?  Lots of newspaper, tape and pipe cleaners. You can read all the details here.


  1. Awesome! All kids love a thing they can get inside.

  2. This is so lovely! Just terrific. Btw, I call a cube of cubes a metacube! Or in this case, 2-cubed, maybe. 2 is the side length obvi, and then 2^3=8 which is the number of cubes. Simple pleasures.

  3. This reminds me of the structures-within-structures that you can make with bubbles, too! How wonderful to have a math studio!! :-)))


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