My in-laws are currently in America, so Shaun and I have been taking them to do various tourist-y things. Last Saturday, we made a stop at Philbrook in Tulsa. My favorite display was a site specific art installation created by HOTTEA.
It's just strands of yarn (in 83 different colors!), but it's so much more than that at the same time.
Shaun and I were both captivated by the display, and our conversation soon turned to how much math must have been required to put something like this together.
The museum had a television set up that showed a time lapse video of the display being hung. I stopped and watched the video. Then, I watched the entire video AGAIN because it was so cool! Here's a link to the time lapse video. It's only a minute and a half long, and I believe it's time well spent!
So, what math questions could you ask about this display?
And, more importantly, who wants to help me build something similar in my classroom for next year? #onlyhalfkidding