Math Art: Student Sliceforms

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As a project in my Calculus course, students built sliceforms.  Some of them turned out quite beautifully!

Sliceforms highlight the way we can use two-dimensional cross-sections to understand and represent surfaces in three dimensions.

You can see more examples of student sliceforms here, on my Facebook page.


Sam Shah · January 2, 2013 at 6:20 pm

These are beautiful! I’m having my kids do this in my multivariable calculus class (as we are talking about level curves, and each piece is just a slice in the x and y directions)…

I am wondering when you do this in your calculus class? What calculus skills/concepts does this tie up to?


    MrHonner · January 3, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    These sliceforms were created by one of my multivariable students. As you point out, they are great for reinforcing level curves and traces. It’s also a nice way to see how objects of different dimensions interact.

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