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Magic Mathworks Travelling Circus
Experiencing Mathematics through Sight, Sound, Touch and Movement
Photos of the Magic Mathworks exhibits in use
In making a Tetra Pak Classic carton, it’s observed that opposite edges of a regular tetrahedron are perpendicular.
Experiments with jointed polygons show the properties of linkages.
The Perspective Drawing exhibit. Can you predict how a shape will be transformed when drawn on a Leonardo screen?
The Feely Box taxes the communicator’s vocabulary of shape.
The sense of rotation – the way something turns – is reversed on reflection as shown in the Mirror Turns exhibit.
How well can you communicate? With ‘Over the Phone’ students are challenged to use appropriate mathematical language.
Triangle numbers illustrated by stacking tubes in a frame.
Asking children to predict is one good way of working with the exhibits – as here with linkages.
Times Chimes – if you hear a chord, you’ve found a common multiple.
The Laban Kinesphere.
Cuboids – from the Multiplication topic. The aim is to give your opponent a prime number of cubes.
The Left and right exhibit – find the mirror image of a shape.
The Magic Mathworks Travelling Circus