Discovering Joyful Math (middle school)


Arthur: By Evelyn Lamb

Annie Perkins’ #MathArtChallenge is an open-ended way to explore math by creating and noticing patterns. 

Perkins is sharing daily prompt to inspire mathematical play - everything from Islamic geometry constructions to toilet paper roll polyhedra

Paula Krieg’s blog Bookzoompa has a wealth of paper-folding activities that engage with mathematics. 


Also see Krieg’s challenging crafts she’s written about on her blog: Jo Nakashima’s origami fireworks. You might want to try some of her simpler crafts first, like these pentagons and stars or this eight-page origami booklet.