Crazy 8s Math Club @ the Pawling Library
Crazy 8s Math Club is back with Season 2 and more math fun!
Crazy 8s Math Club: Epic Air Traffic Control
The Pink Pilots' path is numbered.
So is the Blue Flyers’ pathway...
...but YIKES they meet in the middle!
Can our capable Pink Pilots...
...keep from crashing into our Blue Flyers using math?
Our pilots need a water break!
We try lots of flight patterns.
...until we figure it out!
Crazy 8s Math Club: Super-Cube Shuffle
We have tall tower races.
Then we try to build this shape.
Some of us think it's too hard.
Some of us catch on right away.
Then we try different puzzles on the tables.
It takes a lot of concentration.
She got this one right away!
Sometimes Ms. Karen gives us little hints.
We're all getting the hang of it.
It's fun when you can figure it out yourself.
This pattern is a really tough one!
Ms. Karen watches some master design makers.
Super-cube shuffle is super-fun!
Crazy 8s Math Club: Walk on the Wild Side
Today we're "walking on the wild side!"
Birds have two legs. Most mammals have four legs.
YIKES! Insects have six legs!
An octopus has eight legs.
We use rubber bands to join two legs into one leg.
...but its really hard to walk that way!
Let's try figuring out how to make a four legged animal.
We figured out one way. It's easier to walk with four legs.
Let's all try moving like four legged animals this way.
Numbers on our toes will help us figure it out.
We're getting the hang of this.
Now let's try running like a four legged animal.
It's a different pattern. First use foot 1 then use foot 2.
Even though the pattern is different, we can do it!
Can anyone find a way to make a six legged insect?
Let's use three people to make a four legged animal.
We've really got this walking pattern.
Even Ms. Karen gives it a try.
Okay...just for fun let's try crabs!
Walking on the wild side is a fun kind of math!
Crazy 8s Math Club: Funky Fractals
We learned polygons are closed shapes with straight sides.
We use waxed sticks to polygons.
We tried to make polygons where all of the sides were equal in size.
Next we made small triangles.
Small triangles are really hard to make.
We can use the small triangles to make fractals!
These three triangles can be put together to make a big triangle.
We're getting the hang of this fractal thing.
Three sets of small triangles can make an even bigger triangle!
Then we tried making fractals with squares.
Squares are really hard to make, too...
Some of us made the beginning of a fractal...
...and some of us made eyeglasses!
Then we used the wax sticks to create a maze.
Everyone's maze was different.
Ms. Karen tries to get through a really tough maze.
Everyone tries to get through everyone else's maze.
Crazy 8s Math Club: Crazy 8s Race
Today we'll use math strategy to play a game called Crazy 8s Race.
We practice thinking about what strategy will work best.
Then we choose our vehicles...
...and group 1 is off and running!
This fire engine gets an early start.
She works with her team to get everyone on the board.
Teams work together to figure out the best math strategy to use.
Group 2 gets ready to begin.
On your mark, get set, GO!
Counting and thinking are making this work.
Group 1 is getting close to the finish...
...but you have to get there on the exact roll of the dice.
Group 1 joins group 2 to help with strategy.
It's a race to the finish!
Another winner! Math makes us all winners!
Crazy 8s Math Club: Glow-in-the-Dark City
We'll be learning some cool geometry today.
We use glow sticks and styrofoam balls.
First, we explore what shapes we can make.
We learn about three dimensional shapes.
Then we try to make some.
Buddies work together and try to figure out how to build a hexahedron.
A hexahedron is a 3D shape made with six squares.
They look really cool when we turn off the lights!
All of our buddies work hard to create one.
Then we turn off the lights!
It's like a glow-in-the-dark city!
A hexahedron glow-in-the-dark city!
Next we try to build tetrahedrons.
Tetrahedrons are 3D shapes made with four triangles.
They are harder to build, but we finally got it!
...and putting our brains into it.
Cool! A tetrahedron city!
Last of all, we break tiny glowsticks...
...and put them inside the styrofoam balls.
We try to build a tetrahedron with three balls on each edge.
A little help from our glowsticks makes the balls stay in place.
Here's a challenge...how about four balls on each edge?
We divide up our supplies at the end...
...so we can have more math fun at home!