Skallops and Regular Polygons

So my skallops arrived and I’ve had some time to play with them. Geometry teacher’s dream.

Ok.

Will the following setup make a polygon if I keep the same angle and keep adding on?

What about 30 degrees? 45, 60, 75, 90, 105, 120, 135, 150, 165, or 180 degrees?

Some completed shapes:

Square

Hexagon

Dodecagon

And

Here’s a picture of them all:

Enjoy. 3D stuff to follow sometime this summer.

4 thoughts on “Skallops and Regular Polygons

  1. Thanks for sharing your ideas here. As soon as I saw these Skallops on Kickstarter I had to order them too, anticipating the math potential in these toys. I was very excited when my two sets arrived but I haven’t had time to explore yet. You’ve encouraged me to get playing and think about some key questions that will provide a framework for students’ explorations and math discoveries.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *