Using simple materials, a Mathematica software application, and their knowledge of function transformations, students design and create real mathematical sculptures.

Contributor Notes

Adam Poetzel,, teaches secondary school mathematics methods courses at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His interests include the role of discourse and technology in the mathematics classroom.

Joseph Muskin,, is the education coordinator at Nano-CEMMS, a nanotechnology center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is interested in moving current scientific research into the classroom.

Anne Munroe,, teaches mathematics at Champaign Central High School in Champaign, Illinois. She is interested in teaching from a functions-based perspective and helping students from diverse backgrounds better understand and appreciate the power and usefulness of mathematics.

Craig Russell,, teaches at University of Illinois Laboratory High School at Urbana-Champaign. He is interested in ways to encourage students to think deeply about mathematics and the world.

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