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Category Archives: Mathematics and the Arts
The Math ∩ Programming Blog
I’m a new reader of Jeremy Kun’s Math ∩ Programming blog. However, it didn’t take much scrolling before I read a post mentioning a tool I’ve wanted to find for quite a while and hadn’t even realized it. In “Contextual … Continue reading
An Arbitrarily Close Tour
Annie Perkins, a math teacher for Minneapolis Public Schools, writes the arbitrarily close blog. Here are just a few of the interesting/exciting/compelling components of her blog. #MathArtChallenge posts Perkins has been creating posts for this challenge since March 16 and … Continue reading
Rage of the Blackboard: A Tour
I’ve always found great beauty in the way illustrations can convey a lot of information in a succinct, elegant, and beautiful way. I am a big fan of art especially when it intersects with math. While on Twitter, I ran … Continue reading
Joyful Learning in the Early Years: A Tour
With schools shutting down for weeks or the rest of the semester in response to COVID19, many guardians are concerned about how to support or even direct their children’s education from home. This seems particularly true when the children are … Continue reading
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Tagged BedtimeMath, coronavirus, COVID19, Deanna Pecaski McLennan, early childhood, Joyful Learning in the Early Years, manipulatives, middle school, outdoor, pentominoes
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A Tour of Intersections: Poetry with Mathematics
I don’t know about you, but between coverage of the coronavirus outbreak and political discussions looking ahead to this year’s presidential elections, I have been encountering a lot of stressinducing content lately. Reading poetry is a welcome break from that, … Continue reading
ThatsMaths: A Tour
ThatsMaths is a blog by Peter Lynch, an emeritus professor of the University College Dublin’s School of Mathematics and Statistics. Many of the posts on the blog are articles that Lynch has written for the Irish Times. Please join me … Continue reading
Mathematical Enchantments: A Tour
Mathematical Enchantments, or “Jim Propp’s math blog” is about “adventures in fantastic realms you can build inside your head.” The blog has been discussed a few times on this blog in recent years. Welcome to my tour of a few … Continue reading
Holiday Math Treats
The holidays are a perfect time to unwind, reflect, and spend time with loved ones. For me, it is also a great time to browse the internet for fun activities to do. In this post, I highlight some of the … Continue reading
Interactive Explorations of Hilbert Curves
One of the most famous and elegant constructions in mathematics is Hilbert’s spacefilling curve. A nice description of Hilbert curves can be seen in Grant Sanderson’s (@3Blue1Brown) video “Hilbert’s Curves: Is Infinite Math Useful?” These curves have an impressive number … Continue reading
A sampling of glorious snow math
Lately, the weather has seemed to taunt me. By traveling back from my family’s Thanksgiving festivities on November 24, I narrowly missed driving through a multistate blizzard that slowed portions of my partner’s November 25 return down to a crawl. … Continue reading