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Folding Challenge: Can you do It?


Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to use the information in this article to construct an actual physical model of one of the more interesting shapes or surfaces featured there, and send a photo to [email protected] -- if enough photos come that way, there will be a... Read more »

Macadamia Grocery Geometry Challenge


Here's the challenge: see if you can find a way to have five (or more?) cylinders of an aspect ratio at least close to 9.5 : 7 all touch each other simultaneously, and send a picture of the configuration to [email protected] -- the first/best solutions will be posted in a... Read more »

Parabolic Falls


Today's post chronicles the creation of Parabolic Falls, a new participatory mathematical sculpture for Illuminating Mathematics, the first gala celebration of the National Museum of Mathematics this past Oct. 1. Read more »

Creating a Knitting Needle Hypercube Shadow


There has been lots of making going on at MoMath lately, which we'll take a look at over the next few posts. Recently, one of our Math Encounters speakers needed a projection of a hypercube into three dimensions as part of a demonstration. So we used Great Stella 4D to... Read more »

Plenty of Polyhedra


Today's will be the last Bridges column, at least until next year -- not because there isn't plenty more to share, but because there have just been too many other things stacking up on the Math Mondays shelves. The final installment for this year is devoted to polyhedra and some... Read more »

Recurring Themes at Bridges


Just two more posts on the mathematical wonders found at Bridges 2013 -- not because there wouldn't be more material, but because there are so many other topics to pursue. Today's post focuses again on themes which have occurred earlier in the annals of Math Mondays and which showed up... Read more »