We may not realise it but everything in life is full of mathematics. Shapes, forms and sounds. Nature, time and space. Music, art and games. According to Wikipedia: Mathematics is the study of quantity, structure, space, and change.
- Create a plywood headboard and 4 thin plywood shelves (or ask your partner, uncle, neighbor). A jigsaw does a good job and is easy to handle.
- 4 packages of bright colored plastic numbers
- Collection of rulers, set squares. We used a number of lost items that students never asked for.
- Large calculator
- Black/yellow images ‘Dragon’ by Escher (used as background and printed on A3)
- Black/yellow ‘Dots Obsession Day’ Images by Yayoi Kusama’s (used as background and printed on A3)
- Escher’s image ‘Bird/Fish in black and white, enlarged and laminated
- Escher’s image ‘waterfall’ enlarged and laminated
2 x Puzzle images from Menza book, enlarged and laminated (or use a Sudoku)
- Black letters for the title on a white background and laminated
- Search Google – Images for the silhouette of juggling boy and girl, alternate if necessary and enlarge to the required size
- Black card to make boy and girl
- Black card to cover parts of headboard (optional) and to cover shelves
- Black card to create a half-round banner
- Yellow card used as background for boy and girl
- 4 Half-round shelves of very thin plywood (or use cornflute)
- Glue gun, blu tack, ruler, stapler, etc. to attach materials
- Cover the middle panel and the headboard in Escher’s yellow and black ‘Dragon’ A3 paper
- Cover the left and right panel with ‘Dots Obsession Day’ printed on A3
- Cover the shelves with black card and glue them in place with a glue gun. Attach shelves halfway to the left and right panel. To hold them up I used set squares and glued them in place with a glue gun.
- Staple the black half round banner to the middle panel. Use the glue gun to attach the numbers
Glue the calculator, thermometer, and rulers etc. to the board. I use the black card as a background for the rulers otherwise they could hardly be seen.
- If necessary cover up the iron beams left and right of the middle board. Use black card. Attach the boy and girl with blu tack. Make sure their hands are in line with the black banner.
- Glue ‘falling’ numbers under the banner to the middle board.
Glue numbers on the top of the shelves
- Staple Menza puzzles to left and right top panel (make sure it is in the middle)
- Staple Escher’s ‘Fish/Bird’ and ‘Waterfall’ to left and right bottom panel (in line with top images)
- Use the black card and a glue gun to cover the poles of the headboard (optional)
- Staple title in a ‘juggling’ way to the headboard.
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