"Binary numbers were first described in by Pingala in 100 BC. Binary Code was introduced by the German mathematician and philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz during the 17th century: convert logic’s verbal statements into a pure mathematical one. After his ideas were ignored, he came across a classic Chinese text called ‘I Ching’ or ‘Book of Changes’, which binary code. The book confirmed his theory that life could be simplified or reduced down to a series of straightforward propositions."
Love, love, love. Fun math idea for all levels. Could also make a counting variation for preschoolers/early kindergarten (put 'x' number of beans or pony beads into envelope and "deliver" it to the correct basket).
2 mathematicians have found a bridge across the finite-infinite divide, helping at the same time to map this strange boundary. The boundary does not pass between some huge finite number & the next, infinitely large one. Rather, it separates 2 kinds of mathematical statements: “finitistic” ones, which can be proved without invoking the concept of infinity, & “infinitistic” ones, which rest on the assumption—not evident in nature—that infinite objects exist.
the alchemist by paulo coelho: If you like adventure stories about following your dreams, this is the ultimate feel-good book for you. Considered a modern classic, The Alchemist is a story about travel, treasure, and following your dreams. Powerful stuff!
Nicky Broekhuysen, whose pieces can take up to two months to make, are all meticulously hand-stamped in the binary numbers 1 and 0, creating images which are disorganized and chaotic in detail, but cohesive when viewed in greater distance.