Learning mathematics from Ants

Hope you had a good week so far. If you have read my previous post, you were probably expecting this post. While visiting Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World I have spent some time watching the ants they have there. Looking at their organized trails and how they were caring things around, I was sure there was some... Continue Reading →

Visiting Edinburgh

I believe that this holiday had the theme "math in nature". During these weeks, I found myself looking for mathematical patterns in nature. Anything from symmetry, spirals, fractals or any other patterns have been part of my "research" project this summer. I don't have an explanation, it wasn't something planned, it just happened. So, I... Continue Reading →

Some Fractals in the Botanic Gardens

Continuing the series of posts inspired by nature. This time I will be talking about my discoveries at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh. Today, I will be talking a little bit about fractals in nature. In mathematics, a fractal is an abstract concept that is used to describe objects or phenomena which can be... Continue Reading →

Symmetry and Butterflies

Hope you are enjoying the summer. Recently I moved to Edinburgh and I have started visiting random things. One of the first things I wanted to see was the Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World. Butterflies are some of my favorite creatures ever. Beside their incredible beauty, I find them extremely interesting (especially the process caterpillar... Continue Reading →

Sand Art

Just recently I have discovered another great artist that makes interesting geometrical drawings on sand, earth and ice. Unfortunately, these drawings are eventually erased by waves and weather (winds, rain, etc). I am talking about Jim Denevan. His drawings range in scale from smaller beach compositions to large scale land works the size of a city.... Continue Reading →

1/4 of 2017 Favorites

I haven't done a monthly favorites in a very long time. Instead of doing a monthly one, I thought about doing a quarter of the year one. In case you want to check some of my old monthly favorites, you can search through my Month's Favorites category. 1. Favorite Quote. I have found lots of great... Continue Reading →

TRIDO – Magnetic Toys

You know I have been trying to post about different Kickstarter campaigns in the past that are related to mathematics. So, today I wanted to post about a new project - the campaign just started - which I have followed for a while on Instagram.  The project I am talking about is called TRIDO -... Continue Reading →

Colorful Numbers

This month most be the art related month for me because I have found another great art related project which I wanted to talk about. This time I have the French architect Emmanuelle Moureaux with the installation Forest of Numbers. The artist transformed the space into a rainbow forest composed of more than 60,000 rainbow colored... Continue Reading →

Zadora and Escher

Haven't posted art and maths related things for a while, but I have discovered this great images from Math - Update and I had to search for more information about them. You know about my love for Escher's art and I was extremely excited when I found out about this artists who made interior design and monumental... Continue Reading →

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