Cercles Enchâssés

by Josiahpublished on 3 June 2020

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In this video learn how to create a “math-sterpiece” of twirled-paper art with algebra! Simply assign the colour and length of your paper as variables in your equation.

Dans cette vidéo apprenez comment créer un math-nifique) oeuvre d’art avec des spirales et de l’algèbre. Il vous suffit d'assigner la couleur et la longueur de votre papier comme variables dans votre équation.

If you are a maker educator, we know you are going to appreciate this conversation. In this episode, Jacob chats with children’s book author, Katey Howes. Katey joined us last week for a read aloud of her book “Be A Maker.” While publisher restrictions will not permit us to keep that read aloud active past June 30th, 2020, we wanted to capture her dedication to maker empowerment in another way. Over the next 36 minutes, Katey and Jacob discuss the role of empathy, collaboration and community in making. Ok - they actually talk about much more including a brief dialogue where they ponder the role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in humanity’s drive to collaborate.

Here at Brilliant Labs, we are thrilled to find guests who are as passionate about making and intrigued about the pedagogical implications born from that maker journey. We hope you have a listen and share in this conversation via twitter or any of our other social media feeds.

We encourage you to take the time to pick up Katey’s book “Be A Maker,” and leave her a review letting her know what you think of her book. During the podcast, Katey also discusses a couple of her sources of inspiration that you may want to check out - those are linked below.

“Be A Maker” by K. Howes Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/3g8YHuL “Magnolia Mudd and the Super Jumptastic Launcher Deluxe” by k. Howes Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2AP2ttr

Katey Mentions: “Maybe Something Beautiful” Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/3g8KNsQ “With My Hands” Amazon Link : https://amzn.to/2WM2O8q

*We encourage you to reach out to your local bookstores to purchase these titles.”

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Join Kate and Sophie as they build a free-standing structure using natural elements. What will their structure symbolize? Who will see their creation? Will it hold up to wind and other weather elements? Can you build your own structure using other elements?

Rejoignez Kate et Sophie pendant qu'elles construisent une structure en utilisant des éléments naturels. Que symbolisera leur structure? Qui verra leur création? Résistera-t-elle au vent et aux autres éléments météorologiques? Pouvez-vous construire votre propre structure en utilisant d'autres éléments?

Circle Packing

3 years ago

Welcome to an exploration of algorithmic art. In this Digital Skill, students will use Scratch to create an abstract piece of art that is created by code. We call this algorithmic art since your art piece will be created by an algorithm - or a set of rules. For instance can you create a Circle Packing algorithm in Scratch such that a series of circles randomly appear but never touch or overlap?

Students will want to check out our Circle Packing sample here - feel free to remix it and make it your own.


Here is an introduction to Scratch coding with Wylie Butler.


In this video join Colin and learn about computational thinking by creating maracas using recycled materials.

Dans cette vidéo, rejoignez Colin et découvrez la pensée informatique en créant des maracas à partir de matériaux recyclés.