I made it myself! Fun Monday

For this week’s Fun Monday, Karisma, has asked us to show something that we have made ourselves.  Hmmmm….

So, I looked around to see what I had created in our home.  The first thing that I saw was this big huge mess down by my feet.

made mess

Yep, I made this big mess all by myself.  I just threw everything down on the floor as I paid the bills.  Don’t you think I did a great job?

Then I got to thinking that maybe I should show something a little more exciting.  But first I had to let the dogs outside.  That’s when something amazing caught my eye.  KT’s math project was spread out to dry.  Since I made KT (I might have had a little help, but I did all the hard work!), I think it’s only fair that I can count her creation as my own…well kinda.

My sweet KT is a nerd of the biggest sort.  When she was given this math project, she was giddy with delight.  They had to use graphs to create an image.  She and her partner came up with 83 separate equations.  That look a bit like this.  (Sadly, she doesn’t get this from me…in fact this makes my eyes start to cross and my head to ache)

made math

All together they create a bunch of graphs that look like this.


Can you tell what it’s going to be yet? They only used little bit of each graph to create the final image.  When they had what they wanted, the girls spent a very long time filling color in…pixel by pixel..to create this.

made flounder

Ta Da! I don’t know about you, but I’m awestruck at what those girls have done!

To top it off, KT added a few handmade touches to the poster.


Glitter? Now that’s something she gets from me!

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37 Responses to I made it myself! Fun Monday

  1. Faye says:

    Oh, if my computer skills were even close to that of a middle schooler! This project is so amazing–starting with the equations and working up to the computer generated art. Hopefully the kids continue to find it exciting.

  2. chrisb says:

    I am in total awe of KT’s skills I’m such a dunce at maths~ and the computer if it comes to that~I bet she could sort out my computer in a flash!

  3. Gattina says:

    See ! your created a very good still life picture in modern style called “the mess” ! and the maths things I would call modern art too, at least for me I don’t understand anything !

  4. Hootin' Anni says:

    Awesome!!! What skill! And “I like glitter too!”

    Happy Fun Monday.

  5. Lynne says:

    Very impressive! I don’t “do” math and am in awe of anyone who “gets” it !

  6. Jay says:

    That’s really amazing. Very clever! The first graph could probably be sold as some kind of abstract art by itself!

  7. Marla says:

    Wow!!!! It’s a good day if the check book balances around this joint.

    Oh, and your big mess rocks too 🙂

  8. Heather says:

    I’m good with messes, too! And your daughter – my goodness! Keep encouraging her – so cool!

  9. Amanda D says:

    You crack me up! I have some similar big messes by my feet too. Today they are full of cocoa pebbles though. And by your logic, I have to claim it as my mess. 🙂

    The math, graph, poster and stuff are amazing. I hope my kids get my hubby’s math brain because I can’t do it!

  10. This is exactly why I’m not going to be a math teacher!

  11. Jan says:

    Kids today are amazing; they know how to use all the great tools available. You have a right to be so proud.

  12. Sayre says:

    That is absolutely impressive! Both the mess AND the picture of Nemo!

  13. Molly says:

    The graphic graphs are very cool. Your mess is good too. The mess means that you have paid the bills.

  14. Jo Beaufoix says:

    That is amazing. I’m in awe and a little scared by your kids brain. Wow. 😀

  15. candidmama says:

    you made me laugh, I love your mess.
    very talented girl. beautiful

  16. Karisma says:

    Okay Now the rules did say you could not use your kids! But since you created a genius and all, I guess we will let you break the rules this time! Absolutely amazing! No way would I be able to do something like that! I guess sometimes my hubby is right afterall, maths is needed for everything even if we don’t know it! Sigh!

    Thanks for playing!
    Oh PS. Your mess is pretty amazing too! Now go clean it up! LOL!

  17. Tylor says:

    When did kids start getting so smart. I couldn’t even draw that free hand, let alone with math.

  18. storyteller says:

    What a fun post! I didn’t think of sharing the messes I create … but I do make marvelous ones. I thought I was the only one who dropped envelopes on the floor at my feet as I pay bills, and now I wonder just how common this might be. I’ve shared at Small Reflections today.
    Hugs and blessings,

  19. Stephanie says:

    All I can say is WOW. I am a 3rd yr Engineering Student – I’ve taken all kinds of algebra, equation, integral, calculus classes…. and I’m pretty sure I couldn’t do that with equations.

    Now the mess on the floor – that’s my specialty! That I can kick butt at.

  20. I love your mess. I do that when I pay bills too.

    And I am very, very impressed by that math project.

  21. Nicky says:

    I AM a math nerd, and even I’m saying: Wow, that is really impressively cool. And glitter is the perfect ending to a math assignment. Woo hoo! Female math nerds rock!

  22. Hilary says:

    You lost me at “equations.” I’m so math-challenged and oh so impressed that your daughter isn’t. I can do glitter though!

  23. Cazzie says:

    Yep, it is all about the glitter..of course, anything shiny and dazzling, that IS us 🙂

  24. Queenie says:

    Now THAT is impressive! (I would never understand the math!!!). You must be so amazed to watch this kind of stuff happen.
    She’s really talented.

  25. Pavel says:

    People who are good at math impress me to death! She’s a smartie all right. I had no idea what it meant. I stopped being good at Math when Math started to look like English…

  26. Tanya says:

    Oooohh, good mess!

    I would certainly never think of using that to fulfill a “look what I made” project. No, I’d be looking for some artwork or a craft project… Now I feel utterly boring. He he he!

  27. Joy T. says:

    I’m still making my way through the Fun Monday list :o) I had to laugh at the pile of bills that had been paid. Too funny. But your daughter’s math skills are amazing! Truly. I have a son who loves math more then he loves…well more then he loves a lot of things so I can relate to this. Although he’s never come home with something like this!!

  28. DC says:

    Wow! That’s pretty amazing! (The math project, not the mess.) 🙂

  29. photowannabe says:

    My goodness, that’s so way beyond me. That I am impressed is a big understatement.
    On something you made..I do the same thing too. My “done” pile always goes on the floor sans any names and addresses (they are in the shredding pile) then its gargbage here we come.

  30. bcjenster says:

    OH MY GOSH! That’s amazing!! Heck, yeah, you should take credit for that!!!

  31. paranoid says:

    Wow, that’s amazing. Just looking at the equations makes my eyes cross — forget about actually plotting graphs and coloring the resultant image inside the lines.

  32. shawna says:

    Math of any sort is bound to be the death of me. However, Glitter and I have a tight bond. Good for her that she has a strong relationship with both. That is a recipe for suture success if I ever saw one!

  33. Alicia says:

    Holy! Smart kids! What a great project!

    here from NaComleavMo

  34. Lisa's Chaos says:

    Oh how fun! That looks great!

    I am great creating messes if you ever need my services. 🙂

  35. Pepper says:

    I am INCREDIBLY impressed! I’d be proud as a peacock and take all the credit too. Congrats on doing such a good job with KT. 🙂

    Visiting from NCLM

  36. snpnmnmi says:

    Any idea where we can find out more about that project? My son thinks it’s cool! ANYTHING to make school look cool is a good thing, mess or not!
    Tammy :):):)

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