Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New Math Forum Project: Escher!

SketchUp + Escher = Skescher?

Here's my October project for the Math Forum: creating Escher tiles based on a square. This project appeals to math students, but also kids in art or graphic design classes. I let my own kids loose with this project, and they had a blast (though the model below was made by yours truly).

Escher was a genius - not only does his work teach concepts like tessellation, but also requires that you use your imagination to come up with animals or strange-looking people or monsters. What kid (or adult) wouldn't find that fun? And what better application to create these tiles than SketchUp?

Anyone can design anything in 3D! www.3dvinci.net

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