Bridges 2011 Workshop Paper

Human Geometry Workshop
Mike Naylor and Vi Hart
(Proceedings pages 649–656)


What kind of geometry can we make with our bodies? In this 90-minute workshop we'll explore all kinds of fun ways to use our hands, arms, legs, and bodies to create fantastic shapes with ourselves and with a group. Frieze patterns, polygons, polyhedra, connected graphs, fractals and tessellations are a few of the exciting shapes we'll create. We'll present ideas, challenges, games, and problems to solve that will make you physically a part of mathematics! These ideas can be used in the math classroom to teach concepts and generate excitement for mathematics. Be prepared to get creative and bring home some great photographs.