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Pencil Star ( Geometry)

Grades: 8th Grade, 7th Grade, 9th Grade
Subjects: STEAM, Art, Math

Student Instructions

Mathematics surprisingly lets us create infinitely many parabolic figures just using straight lines. Most importantly, we don’t have to be good at design. One of the most popular shapes is called hexastix. It may seem a complex design if you are seeing for the first time in your life, but actually it has a simple idea behind it. It is a structure of intersecting hexagonal prisms. This project would definitely enhance your students’ engineering and art skills. To make the most challenging one, you need 72 pencils and some elastic bands. It’s really fun to build. I want to warn you here to use unsharpened pencils because you may hurt yourself while you are working on hexastix. You can work different colored pencils to make your hexastix colorful also. You can find the instructions in the link. 1. Tap add to begin 2. Use label to answer. 4. Tap the drawing button to show your work. You can use emojis as pictures to help! 5. Tap the rec button to explain your thinking! 5. Tap check to submit