Greetings! I wanted a visual representation of simple math equations for learners new to the subject. Each number is represented by a stick or sticks along with numbers and signs and an equation can be created.
Step 1: Sticks
Login or create an account to Tinkercad. https://www.tinkercad.com/
Create new design
Drag a cylinder into the work plane
Adjust the measurements so the cylinder is 3" in length, .2" in width, and .25" in height
Select the stick and copy and paste as many duplicates as you wish. You'll need quite a few for multiplication though.
Step 2: Numbers and Signs
Create a new design
Select Text and numbers from the menu on the right
Locate the numbers and drag 0 to 9 on the work plane
Adjust the measurements so each number is 1" in length, 1" in width, .25" in height
For the plus sign, two letter t's were grouped together
Drag two letter t's on the work plane and make each the length .5" the width 1", the height .25"
Rotate the one t 180 degrees and place it against the other t, select both t's and group
The minus and equals sign were created by dragging three of the letter I on the work plane
Adjust the measurements so each letter I is 1" in length, 1" in width, .25" in height
The division sign symbol was created with the letter I and two cylinders
Adjust the measurements so the letter I is 1" in length, .36" in width, .25" in height
Adjust the measurements so both cylinders are .478" in length, .32" in width, .25" in height
Move the cylinders against the letter I and group
The multiplication sign was created by dragging the letter X on the work plane
Adjust the measurements so the letter X is 1" in length, 1" in width, .25" in height
Print out the designs on a 3D printer.
Step 3: Final Product
All of the sticks, numbers, and signs printed out great! Have fun making equations!
Participated in the
Made with Math Contest