# Mathnasium: The Math Learning Center

Our mission is to teach children math the way that makes sense to them.

http://www.mathnasium.com

In geometry, a spidron is a continuous flat geometric figure composed entirely of triangles, where, for every pair of joining triangles, each has a leg of the other as one of its legs, and neither has any point inside the interior of the other. A deformed spidron is a three-dimensional figure sharing the other properties of a specific spidron, as if that spidron were drawn on paper, cut out in a single piece, and folded along a number of legs.

TSP art is a type of line art based on the Traveling Salesman Problem. An image is first discretized into black points on a white background. The points are then treated as “cities” in the TSP problem. An approximate solution to the TSP problem is calculated and drawn. The result is striking approximation to the original image. Remarkably, the path never crosses itself. Read more here.

Dice Sculptures by Tony Cragg

Various sculptures delicately configured with thousands of dice. Good thing he didnt botch.

(via: colossal)

more amazingness from Vi Hart

I must marry this girl.

(Source: appliedmathemagics)

‘Chalk and sun on sidewalk.’ photo by M R McDonald

submitted by betteburgoyne@gmail.com

Sierpinski chalk art!

Another image created with my new game, Functors.

(Source: awainwright)

Beautiful geometric construction. The spirals are a nice touch.

Inspired by the story of Andrew Wiles and his imaginative intra- and interdisciplinary proof of Fermat’s last theorem, artist David Colosi has constructed a dark labyrinthine space which doubles as the interior of a mathematical equation and the laboratory used for its generation.  Wiles described his experience of mathematics in terms of entering a dark mansion.  “One goes into the first room, and it’s dark, completely dark.  One stumbles around bumping into the furniture.  Gradually you learn where each piece of furniture is, and finally after six months or so, you find a light switch, you turn it on and suddenly it’s all illuminated.  You can see exactly where you were.”  This aptly describes the space Colosi has constructed and his process of construction.