Making Math

Cardboard Constructions


Here are two larger constructions you can make from cardboard, which is a very cost-effective material that can be surprisingly strong when assembled as an interconnected structure.  Like the wooden geometric sculptures, these activities result in visual centerpieces, but are larger and use glued flaps instead of cable ties, which make them easier for younger students.  These can be scaled larger as desired for a very impressive yet affordable result.

Thing-1.  Building this large cardboard structure is an excellent focal point for any math celebration.

Thing-2.  In this activity, students build another giant cardboard structure.  [In progress...]

There are additional ideas and templates for cardboard constructions here: ...