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Crafting by Concepts

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Introduction: Welcome Back Prologue Chapter Structure Research Update A Note for Educators How to Use This Book Conclusion Knit Knit Revolution Overview Mathematics Teaching Ideas Crafting Revolutionary Hats Generalized Helix Striping Overview Mathematics Teaching Ideas Crafting a Helix Striped Spiral Nightcap and Bed Socks A Knitted Cross-Cap The Math and Motivation behind the Pattern Crafting the Knitted Cross-Cap Fashioning Fine Fractals from Fiber Overview Mathematics Teaching Ideas Crafting the Sierpiriski Triangle Diaper Patterns in Needlepoint Overview Mathematics Teaching Ideas Crafting the Symmetry Cube Group Actions in Cross-Stitch Overview Mathematics Teaching Ideas Crafting the Two-Color Symmetry Sampler Perfectly Simple: Squaring the Rectangle The Math and Motivation behind the Pattern Crafting Perfectly Simple Spherical Symmetries of Ternari Overview Mathematics Teaching Ideas Crafting Three Temari Balls Quilting Semiregular Tessellations Overview Mathematics Teaching Ideas Crafting Semiregular Quilts About the Contributors Credits Fiber Arts Bibliography Index

About the Author

sarah-marie belcastro and Carolyn Yackel earned their Ph.D.s in mathematics from the University of Michigan. Carolyn Yackel is an Associate Professor in the mathematics department at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, specializing in connections between mathematics and art. sarah-marie belcastro is a Research Associate at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.


I stumbled over this book and simply had to buy it ! The authors' interest is in linking mathematics and craft ! --Cally Booker, chairman of the Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, on her blog, August 2011 The editors have collected nine projects from various authors and have presented them attractively in this beautiful book. ! The book is wide-ranging, covering many mathematical topics and many craft ideas. ! This book would be a great present for a mathematician interested in craft or a craft enthusiast open to thinking about mathematics. --Vicky Neale, Plus magazine, August 2011

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