The goal is to create many beautiful symmetrical images by drawing line segments. It is amazing for me to see very beautiful geometric shapes that are defined by some simple mathematical formulas.
As a renowned neurobiologist who ventured into the realm of aesthetics and how the brain processes art, Semir Zeki has drawn fire from a number of more conventionally oriented art writers and critics.
There's inspiration, but generally only coupled with perspiration - and not just the kind that you make while charging away on the exercise bike.
Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with kids being challenged a bit, but this goes beyond challenging our kids. Let's face it, most (kids and parents included) would honestly tell you that math is too hard for them, boring or just not their thing.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident..." So reads the Declaration of Independence, perhaps the most famous document in the history of our United States. It rings of democracy, it rings of revolution and by golly it rings of math!
The goal is to find some valuable mathematical objects that look like real things such as continents, animals, etc. Such figures may encourage young people's interest in mathematics.
California State University has done many things right in the twenty years since it became one of the nation's first universities to take on the challenge of remedial education.
On the morning of May 30, 1832, a single shot fired in a duel fatally wounded one of the most brilliant, and certainly the most romantic mathematician. The following day, his last words to his weeping brother were: "Don't cry, I need all my courage to die at 20."
Artistic inspiration comes from anywhere even painting by numbers. However, in this case, the numbers are a table or matrix of numbers. How? First, take a look at this image that was part of the mathematical art exhibit at the Bridges conference which celebrates connections between math and art.
Schools have rules, grades, tests, competitions, and hopefully, learning. If kids want to enjoy school, be inspired, maintain their desires for discovery, and have fun, they need to find their own pace at learning and not be pressured into doing more or less.
Outside of a hospital, bank, or trading floor, there are few places that are more "en-numbered" than today's gym.
I had the idea that when I went to college, I would major in math. I did well another couple of years. However, in the 7th grade I had a dull older professor who perpetuated the "girls can't do math" myth. Once I had questions, it was decided that I couldn't "do math." I didn't "get it" immediately because I'm a girl. End of math career.
Teachers warn parents to keep up some reading, math, and science during the summer, so kids are fresh to learn in September. August is the month to be thinking about that. But how do you do this without kids feeling their summer's being interrupted by boring school stuff?
A quick post about poker! That seemingly simple, deceptively complex game with a number of interesting parallels to investing.
The images that Drake produces are -- like our thoughts -- all over the place. This is Drake's "brain trash". It's figurative and abstract, dense and spare, light and dark (both visually and in subject matter).
The truth is that you don't need to travel to Pluto to see or think about math. You can do it just by going out for breakfast in a bakery in Santa Fe.