Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio
Students in ACTION: The Great Icosahedron Challenge
This presentation illustrates with pictures and words the trials and tribulations of a group of six freshman math and science education majors at Bowling Green State University as they embarked on attempting to build a 3D no-sew icosahedron quilt. Starting with an ill-defined idea and particular constraints, the students had to investigate the necessary mathematics, develop appropriate mathematical models and translate the mathematics into an actual 3D mathematical art piece.