Mathematical Sculptures



If you like working with your hands and making “stuff,” then this is the class for you. Using oak tag, tag board or construction paper, the participants will construct the five Platonic solids and other math structures. With patience they can make a Calder type mobile that can be hung from a ceiling. This is a hands-on building class so a straightedge/ruler, circular protractor (Helix Angle and Circle Maker), pens/markers/pencils, scissors, oak tag, paper, glue stick, and string are needed for participation. Come prepared to have fun!

AGES: 7-14, with a parent

DURATION: April 19 - June 7, 2021

MEETS: Mondays for 60 minutes

TIME: 3:15pm Seattle/ 6:15 New York/ 8:15am Tuesday Sydney

COST: $35 per class, billed as an 8-class session 

MATERIALS: 10 sheets of oak tag paper, tag board, or construction paper, a straightedge/ruler, a circular protractor (Helix Angle and Circle Maker), pens/markers/pencils, scissors, 5 sheets of printer paper, glue stick, string

CANCELLATION POLICY: Classes are fully refundable until 24 hours after the first meeting.

INSTRUCTOR: Rachel McAnallen, PhD

Known simply as Ms. Math to children across the country, Dr. Rachel McAnallen has devoted her life to sharing the joy and beauty of mathematics with learners of all ages. A professional educator for more than 60 years, she travels the globe teaching her subject at every grade level. Recently Rachel has co-authored with Carol Williams, children’s math books and teaching manuals that accompany the books. A life-long learner, Rachel approaches the world around her with a boundless curiosity and a playful sense of humor that is reflected in her teaching style. She believes that mathematics is a language to be spoken, a music to be heard, an art to be seen, and a dance to be performed.

"My daughter is literally ALWAYS RELUCTANT TO TRY SOMETHING NEW. But she ended up loving the lessons AND using her knowledge every day and night. Fantastic!"

— Parent of a Ms. Math Student