Balloon Math

My kids and I did balloon math the other day. We were inspired by Vi Hart’s video about balloon math and we started with one of the patterns she has on her webpage: the icosahedron. I wasn’t sure where we’d go from there or what type of math we would encounter in the balloon making but I was quite pleased with the results. We talked about the number of edges, vertices and faces in the shape and about the¬†different ratios involved. ¬†I instinctively counter the faces by the number of faces with only one color of edges (two times the Continue reading