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    Math Monday:: More Number Circles!

    In Vedic Math, there isn't just a ten point circle, there's also a 9 point circle as well. And, you all know how much we love circles around here! Circular logic, circular thinking, circular donut,...
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    Mathematical Treasures from the Mathematical Association of America. Some really cool stuff here from English Tally Sticks to a 13th century commentary on Euclid.

    A version of this board should be in every classroom in America. We need to celebrate mistakes for a necessary part of learning anything new. Also, this is essentially the process known as Design Thinking. A reminder that Design is so much more than making things pretty.

    Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land.

    * I think math is the closest thing to real magic we have on earth. Doodling in Math: Spirals, Fibonacci, and Being a Plant [1 of 3] by Vihart: 'Am I the only one who would love to spend a day in her head?' #Mathematics #Plants #Vi_Hart

    Bizarro's Mobius Strip Steak #mathhumor #mathchat

    "Regular patterns in nature are common, but sometimes they occur with a mathematical precision of an astonishingly high order" - #math

    The latest pancake blog sensation is Saipancakes, by Nathan Shields, a stay-at-home-dad on leave from teaching math. His pancake creations show his interest in science (as well as everything else) as he pours pancakes in theme groups. A recent post has a video tutorial on how he does it. #Geek

    BELOW: Virus, mold and bacterial aggregate colonies spontaneously assume Fractal Shapes

    Milan Cathedral was chosen to represent the architectural object for several obvious reasons:  As a recognizable Gothic building, it exemplifies the use of mathematics in both the tectonics and the proportions of Gothic architecture and architecture in general.  The Cathedral was analyzed by the Milanese Architect and Geometer Cesare Cesariano in the early 16th Century — “apparently the first precisely measured illustrations of Gothic architecture in a printed book”.

    Eye Catching Photographs The “Golden Ratio” is naturally and aesthetically pleasing proportion which is popular in design and architecture amongst other fields. The golden ratio works wonders in drawing the human eye into the composition.

    Teaching Math | Nature Math

    ...visual maths from Dengine

    flower guide!

    Leonardo’s Vetruvian Man is the most famous sketch ever made. The man in the circle is Vitruvius, the 1st century architect, who wrote that the best architecture is modelled on nature. The surrounding notes are taken from his revolutionary book De Architectura. Leonardo places two men in a circle and a square, exploring the ideal proportions of the human figure in relation to the geometrical principles described by Vitruvius.

    NOVA | Describing Nature With Math

    A slightly different take on Phi.

    from the Irish / Celtic Book of Kells: Stunning Examples of (pre-Fractal) Fractal Art The mind has always had a fixation with recursive and fractal patterns, largely because our environment is filled with them. Only in the last 40 years have we been able to finally describe this exquisitely subtle math of interacting patterns mapped as dimensionality. Interestingly the representations of fractals and therefore INFINITY most frequently appear in human art of the Religious and Spiritual var...

    Pratt student Melanie Hoff connected cables carrying 15,000 volts of electricity to a large plank of wood and then documented the results. Surprisingly the areas around each contact point don’t simply catch on fire or burn in a circle, but rather traverse outward in a fractal-like pattern, like lighting in slow motion.

    triangle quilt tutorial

    Without math, would our seafaring ancestors ever have seen the world? Great mathematical thinkers and their revolutionary discoveries have an incredible story. Explore the beginnings of logarithms through the history of navigation, adventure and new worlds.

    Nature Has A Formula That Tells Us When It’s Time To Die by Robert Krulwich

    The Power of Limits: Proportional Harmonies in Nature, Art, and Architecture (Shambhala Pocket Classics) (9781590302590): Gyorgy Doczi


    Aloe plant...mmm math in nature

    Sacred geometry involves sacred universal patterns used in the design of everything in our reality, most often seen in sacred architecture and sacred art. The basic belief is that geometry and mathematical ratios, harmonics and proportion are also found in music, light, cosmology. This value system is seen as widespread even in prehistory, a cultural universal of the human condition.