Math + Making

A student blog for Math 189AH: Making Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College

Author: King Osei

  • Making Mathematics with King

    Making Mathematics with King

    Making Math offered me a very new experience in a Mudd class that I appreciate. I worked on 5 projects throughout the semester and used a couple of new technologies. In the last project, I went back to do a bit more wood technology. Here are the details of each project: PROJECT 0A Mandelbrot set…

  • Wooden Shelves

    Wooden Shelves

    Creating hexagonal wooden shelves In this project, Jonathon, King, and Jackson worked on creating a geometric-driven wooden shelf. We were inspired by Sierpinski patterns and how equilateral triangles are being layered to recursively create more equilateral triangles. In formal terms, the Sierpinski Triangle is a fractal that is formed by removing equilateral triangles from a…

  • Creating a Tangram Set

    Creating a Tangram Set

    By Jackson, King, and Jon A Tangram set is a traditional Chinese 2D- puzzle consisting of seven flat pieces called tans, which are put together to form a square. The objective of the puzzle is to rearrange the tans into a particular shape (given only an outline or silhouette) using all seven pieces, which may…