Sorry, I took a 3-month summer break from the Math Forum, but now I'm back, ready for some great math projects for the 2010-11 school year. Remember, these projects are FREE and aren't just for math teachers!
September's project is on the Esrefoglu pattern. That's not a typo, it's the name of a mosque in Turkey that features a beautiful pattern based on hexagons. (I learned this pattern from the book Islamic Geometric Patterns by Eric Broug.)
You'll learn how to create one hexagon with all the lines inside it.
That hexagon can be tiled to make lots of interesting patterns.
As always, this project has a Student Version and a Teacher Version (both in PDF format). Try it out!
Anyone can design anything in 3D! http://www.3dvinci.net/