Elaine Wolfe's Papercraftetc Blog - or: Maths is fun! :)

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  1. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Today I found a very beautiful blog by Elaine Wolfe, a math teacher:

    http://papercraftetc.blogspot.de/

    She is a very creative person and provides templates for a zillion occasions - for free!

    You can find flowers, slice forms, spinning carousels and ferris wheels, and even some very useful and informative things for teachers, pupils and students such a tangram, a super-pi-ball and many more.

    Here are some examples:

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    The papercrafts are suitable for beginners, too, and look like much fun.

    Have fun and enjoy! :)
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    Hey thanks RF! Nice links.

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    That is awesome. Maybe we should have an EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS section?
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    Not a bad idea. We could put all links to optical illusions there, too.
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    Hey RF,

    Great idea! First addition (after the above) Pepper's Ghost (the process that is used in the Haunted Mansions at the disney parks)!

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    The optical illusions would have to be visible though. :)
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    I rather thought of the Escher staircase model, the follow-me dragon / Yoda etc. :)
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    Speaking of Pepper's Ghost:



    :cool::cool::cool:
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    OOOooH! I like this. Something to incorporate in a future model? Those crazy russians did it again - with an iphone to boot! Cool! Not quite pepper's ghost (close though), but still cool.

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    What amazes me is how much trouble people have making pyramids? I saw a fellow using a compass and then, of course, you have your dimensions, can draw off the arcs, connect the lines, and instead of cutting, use the template you just made, and fold the plastic. That leaves only one side to be connected. You can learn a lot with a compass and rule. These should be called "reflectorgrams" as they are not true Holograms, but they are neat. :)
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