# Math Park Ideas

## MATH HALLWAY IDEAS

As a Math Jedi, our first mission was to remove class walls from the math learning experience.  As the first step, let's still continue to use the school building and the garden. Especially think about the hallways that the students spend their free time! If we could design some museum-like interactive displays so that they can enjoy, learn, and be motivated from, then they will start to see the different aspects of mathematics..

Imagine a school with the hallways that the students;

• jump on the  Königsberg Bridges on a floor mat, or

• use Caesar's cipher to send each other crypto messages or try to solve the one wall, or

• play with the Pascal Triangle to create Sierpinski's Fractal, or

• draw shapes to create their own anamorphic designs on the circular grid by looking at a cylindrical mirror, or

• get inspired by the Abel Prize and Fields Medal ...

A detailed explanation about each item will be updated soon as well as the garden designs.

An old touch screen TV can also be a great addition to the hallways of the school.  We were lucky enough to have a Math TV where we can air global math, science, and tech news as well as announcements and interactive math games.

The possible content of a MATH TV  will also be added to this website

#### CAESER CIPHER

“Your mission  ,……, should you decide to accept it, is… As usual, should you or any member of your I.M.

Force be captured or killed, the secretary will disavow any knowledge of your existence.

This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, ……...”

#### 4D CUBE - HYPERCUBE

What do Loki and Salvador Dali have in common?

Tesseract can be group project for kids to research and come up with the face designs as well.

#### PASCAL TRIANGLE

By using the giant the double-sided interactive Pascal Triangle, try to find the answers of the following questions.

#### 7 BRIDGES OF KONIGSBERG

Can you find a route in the city of Königsberg that would cross each of these bridges only once?

Image is taken from Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. and used as educational purpose only.

#### ARCHIMEDES METHOD OF PI-CALCULATION

How did Archimedes calculate pi years and years ago?

#### CYLINDIRICAL MIRROR

If you have a cylindrical column at your school, cover it  with  a mirror-like paper, then start to work on your anamorphic designs.

#### by Raphael

Have you ever realized the great mathematicians are also very famous philosophers?  Would you like to see most of those pioneers at the same picture? Here is School of Athens by Raphael.

#### FIELDS MEDAL AND ABEL PRIZE

Get inspired and motivated by the famous awards of the mathematics

Fields Medal

Abel Prize

and get to know the millenium math problems