April 2014 is Mathematics Awareness Month. The organizing committee will be releasing a different activity related to the 30 smaller images on the poster to the left. It is a great way to spread the joy of mathematics. What will you do to participate in math awareness month?

One of my favorite images is the T-rex (row 5, column 5). I wondered to myself, what is this about? Upon a Google search, I found that it was an optical illusion. As you move, the dragon appears to be moving its head and watching you. Check out the video below to see it in action and see how it works. I cannot wait to see the activity they have planned for this one.

About Tyler Clark

I am a second year doctoral student in mathematics at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. I obtained my MS from WKU in Bowling Green, KY where I researched continued radicals and Cantor sets.

No matter how correct a mathematical theorem may appear to be, one ought never to be satisfied that there was not something imperfect about it until it also gives the impression of being beautiful.

The opinions expressed on this blog are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the American Mathematical Society.