The Math on a Sphere project involves the development of a computer programming language ("Math on a Sphere toolkit") that museum visitors, students, or teachers can use to create 3-dimensional designs that can then be displayed on Science on a Sphere or another digital display system. The program is designed to be used in a workshop, class, or camp setting, where an instructor teaches participants how to use the computer program. Participants then create their designs and display them on the Science on a Sphere. The project is designed to have impact in the following areas:
• Increasing visitor's ability to think spherically and computationally;
• Making geometry more engaging and accessible;
• Increasing opportunities for museum visitors to engage interactively and contribute their own content to museums; and
• Expanding uses of existing large 3D display systems.
Below are some images of visitor-created designs that have been created through Math on a Sphere programming.
This survey is designed to find out whether this project would be interesting to informal science institutions and what barriers might exist to using this software toolkit.
To thank you for your time, you will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 Amazon gift card.