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Modeling Mathematics to Inform Imagination

The inspiration for this project was a journal article a Palomar math professor was reading. Models were printed to help math students visualize concepts more easily.

This set is a tesseract and distorted tesseract:

tesseract images

This is a developing Hilbert curve:

Hilbert Curve Image

Here is a fractal pyramid:

fractal pyramid image

This set of hinged polyheda were printed out flat, and can be folded into shape:

hinged polyheda flathinged polyheda folded

These segments of a cone both illustrate conic sections and be assembled into a cone:

cone segments

This stereographic projection will cast a shadow of a grid if positioned near a light source correctly:

stereographic grid projection

And, just for fun, a tower of pi:

tower of pi photo