# The Mathematics of Christmas Wrapping

Last year, I shared to you a Christmas song titled the 12 days of Christmaths. Today, I’m going to share to you something more mathematical and a more surprising link between Christmas and mathematics: the mathematics of gift wrapping.

How do you wrap a gift with minimal wastage? Mathematician Sarah Santos has answered the question using the concept of nets and surface area in the video below.

Have a happy holidays and I hope that you have not wrap your gifts yet. Otherwise, you have to do it next year.

Merry Christmas!

## 16 thoughts on “The Mathematics of Christmas Wrapping”

1. OH. Yesterday morning, I wrapped the gifts really quick. Broke my own record. I didn’t spend much on the wrappers and ribbons this year, too. Saved much!

2. This is really a time and money saver on how to wrap gifts. I’m really amazed how maths can really do things easier and cheaper in everything that we do! Merry Christmas!

3. Wrapping gifts can really be a challenge and adding math to the equation makes it a much more complex process.

4. akla ko ang galing ko ng mag-wrap ng gift, di pla. Very helpful tutorial. wish mayroon din sa rectangular objects.

5. Wrapping gifts with Math wow- cool and exciting! Merry Christmas:)

6. wow that is indeed a good foundation of thinking and saving gift wrappers!! Math always have the answer eh? Great idea! She’s a genius!! xx

7. ay sayang nahuli ako..naibigay ko na lahat ng gifts ko sa mga inaanak ko…will definitely follow this one…great tutorial! Yahweh bless

8. Wow! The tutorial is really cool and indeed practical. I was just wondering if I could do it perfectly too since I’m hating Math forever, hehe.

9. I never thought that there’s math behind it. I actually suck at gift wrapping. Haha!

10. Ang galing, it saves a lot of money and paper. We usually gift wrap with a lot of excess not minding the paper waste though.

11. wow.. didnt know that there is something like this. true, sometimes we used too much wrapper for the gifts.

12. never thought we can use math while gift wrapping happy holidays

13. wow! a math for wrapping christmas a gift, amazing! I’ll try this next year 😀