Day 29: Paper Products

These are some shapes that my students have built recently. Most are from my Geometry class’s Investigation about constructions; the interlocking cubes were made by two students in my middle school math art class. Pretty rad!

A lot of effort and attention—as well as a good amount of thinking–went into making these. Sometimes I worried that maybe it wasn’t “worth” all the time they were spending on them. After all, there’s only so much time we have together. But the end products turned out really nicely, and the students were really invested in making them—after all, they struck out and chose these on their own.

Often at the end of a busy week—and this was one, for sure—I look around my emptied-out classroom and exhaustedly wonder what exactly all of our efforts amounted to. It felt really great to arrange these awesome shapes and photo them—a tangible reminder of how product-ive the week had been.

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2 thoughts on “Day 29: Paper Products

    • Some are made of regular colored printer paper; others are made of colored cardstock—not particularly thick, though. I think the interlocked cubes are from Multidimensional Transformations and the single cube and icosahedron are from Polyhedron Origami for Beginners. Students made the other two by creating their own nets for the polyhedra and then folding and taping them up.

      I’m glad you like them! Let me know if you make something inspired by them.

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