Spectra – Festival of Light & Mathematics

The city I live in, Aberdeen, has organized a Festival of Light this weekend. They describe it as "an exciting family event bringing light to the depths of winter while celebrating Aberdeen's creative past, present and future". My description is a little different: an exciting family event showcasing great mathematical applications from art and light&sound... Continue Reading →

History of Protractors

For a while I wanted to write more about the history behind some instruments we always use during the maths class. First on the list is the protractor.  I have put this first on the list because it is one of the basic instruments used in a geometry class. As far as I know, there is... Continue Reading →

Great Math in “Doctor Strange”

I finally had the time to go and watch the movie Doctor Strange and I was mesmerized by the special effects they used and how they used some great mathematical techniques there. When I say this, it doesn't refer to just some random geometrical patterns, but at great interesting fractals (Mandlebrot sets) and some of Escher's art... Continue Reading →

Taxi-Cab Geometry

I have read about this topic a while ago and when I saw a workshop on this at the One-Day Conference for the Teacher of Secondary Mathematics I wanted to participate. Taxi-Cab Geometry looks at things in a completely different way than what we are used to. If you are used with different metric spaces,... Continue Reading →

Geometry & Art

During my stay in Romania this summer, just before the wedding, I was nicely walking randomly on the streets of my home town when I discover some interesting drawings just outside an art exhibition. From far away it looked like some random colors on a piece of paper, but when I got closer I was... Continue Reading →

Visiting Amsterdam like a Mathematician

After the last post on what things to see if you are a maths lover in Amsterdam, today I thought about talking about more subtle things that can be found there if you are mathematician. Again I want to thank Donovan Carroll - a freelance mathematics teacher, who has started a great project called Math in... Continue Reading →

What a Mathematician should see in Amsterdam

First of all I have to say that I am extremely excited for the next posts related to what a mathematician could see/visit/explore in Amsterdam. All these posts are made with the help of and in collaboration with Donovan Carroll - a freelance mathematics teacher based in Amsterdam - who has started a great project called... Continue Reading →

Visiting Egypt like a Mathematician

I am trying something a little different for this travel related blog post. I have never presented a country in a post like this, but I think this will be mighty exciting. With no further introduction let us start the post: Ancient Egypt has a long history of mathematical concepts and great mathematicians. It is... Continue Reading →

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