Alexandria Jones and her family are fictional characters from my old Mathematical Adventures newsletter. Their stories appear sporadically as I find time to transcribe them from the back-issues. You can find them all on this blog page.
Here are all the Alexandria Jones stories Christmas stories, with activity and craft ideas…
Alexandria Jones and the Christmas Present Quandary
Alex designs tessellation wrapping paper, hunts for the perfect Christmas tree, and comes up with a lively present for her brother. We meet the rest of Alex’s family — her father was introduced in an earlier issue — along with historical figures Maria Agnesi and Leonhard Euler, and we take a brief glance at mathematics from China.
- The Christmas Present Quandary
- A-Hunting They Will Go
- The Golden Christmas Tree
- Leon’s Christmas Gift
- Magic Square Puzzles
- Christmas Puzzle Answers
- Historical Tidbits: Agnesi, Euler, and China
Alexandria Jones and the Christmas Gifts
Most of this issue focuses on other topics — but the Jones family has a new baby, so Alex makes two gifts.
And New This Year: Alexandria Jones and the Magic Christmas Cards
Dr. Jones suggests a way to make the “best Christmas cards ever” (according to Alex), and the Jones children create geometric gifts to celebrate the holiday.
- The Magic Christmas Cards
- How to Make a Flexagon
- A Polyhedra Construction Kit
- The Mysterious Block Puzzle
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