Bridges 2012 Workshop Paper

Teaching Temari: Geometrically Embroidered Spheres in the Classroom
Carolyn Yackel
(Proceedings pages 563–566)


This paper discusses the various potential pedagogical benefits of using temari balls, or geometrically embroidered spheres in a mathematics class, either to craft or as objects of investigation. The corresponding workshop is designed to teach participants the basic techniques for crafting temari. During the construction process, the group will discuss ways to utilize temari balls to enhance student understanding of a variety of mathematical concepts.