12 Unique Math Project Ideas for Teachers and Students

The famous mathematician John von Neumann once said, “In mathematics, you don’t understand things; you just get used to them.” However, we can’t entirely agree with him. We believe that if we develop mathematical things, such as projects, we should understand how mathematics works.

We believe that these projects will be a massive hit with students or children because most students don’t fully grasp the idea of a math topic when they see it. Projects are a hands-on learning experience that should be included in the school’s curriculum.

Below, we have compiled a list of some unique and cool mathematical projects for any blooming mathematicians. Because life is short, we will show you below the most uncomplicated instructions available in a link below the description so that you can follow along with students or children.

The Visual Proof of the Area of a Circle

In geometry, the area enclosed by a circle of radius r is π r2. Here is a beautiful visual demonstration of where nr2 derives.

How to Make Giant Cardboard Windball

Makedo Windball is a simple, yet unique geometry project. All you do is assemble simple cardboards and turn them into a kind of art form.

How to Make Lego Menger Sponge?

Menger sponge is an intriguing fractal shape. Marquis de Geek made a DIY project to build the Menger sponge from Lego.

How to Make Moiré Patterns?

Have you ever looked through an electric fan and seen a shimmering pattern? Here is a beautiful math projects show that happens.

How to Make the Missing Square Puzzle?

They say seeing is believing, but sometimes your eyes can trick you! Download the printable puzzle and discover how a bit of math.

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Ali Kaya


Ali Kaya

This is Ali. Bespectacled and mustachioed father, math blogger, and soccer player. I also do consult for global math and science startups.