At the nonprofit MIND Research Institute we are very excited about the possibilities 3D printers bring to specifically to math education. We’ve got our own in house Makerspace with seven 3D printers running around the clock. However, instead of printing cars, we’re creating tools to foster hands-on math learning experiences.
For the past two years we have experimented with designing and printing interesting math manipulatives that allow students to experiences math in previously impossible ways. Below are a few ways we are using these tools to enhance math education:
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