Based on the "Math Mixer" this math toy was designed to print in one piece and have complete functionality. the idea is simple take it in your hand roll it over it and start playing.
This star has 6 outer dices and one central dice. In the original game you are supposed to take the central dice number add the outer black dice number and start by adding, multiplying, subtracting and dividing each other number to get to that result, but we thought that's not the only way to play it in fact you could come up with your own set of rules.
As an example you could take the central dice as resulta and start by adding the outer numbers but you are forced to multiply by the biggest one at any given point so try and get the result by any math operation you know.
The model is designed in a way the dices don stick to the star so that should not be a problem. Feel free to as for any modification if needed.
This print/model was created based on the Math Mixer and we believe it's not only functional but also a cool little way of getting the kids or students attention by showing them math isn't that scary and tedious monster every one has told them, instead it could be fun like in this game. You could have fun while learning or by practicing what you have already learned.
Project: The Mathemagic Star
Objectives: This project has as main goal to give teachers or anyone a tool to transform the way math is teached or practiced, from boring and tedious all confined in a whiteboard book or paper, to a fun and interactive game in which every one could get involved and start learning/practicing math their own way.
Audiences: Kids, junior high, high school.
Steps: This project has the potential to give education a twist by making it a game and enjoyable you as a student or teacher can come up with almos any set of rules and start playing to see how high you could get your math level. We believe this tool wont probably get used as a grading tool but it certainly has the potential as a teaching tool.
Results: We have already used this print as a game with the kids in the family and they seem to enjoy, not noticing they are in fact studying or practicing math. So we hope this helps teaches or anyone that uses this as a tool the same way; and end with the "math is not fun" therefore math is hard, idea.