Hooked on maths

Challenge: Is it possible to find a student who would not be engaged by  Vi Hart’s brilliant  math doodling videos.?  These are about having fun while  discovering mathematical relationships.  Here’s a sample – there’s more on her site.

Doodling in Math: Sick examples

There’s plenty other mathematical stuff  on Vi Hart’s  blog.   Stuff with balloons,and how to make platonic solids out of fruit.  This is mathematics that meets Paul Lockhart’s1 description of the way mathematics needs to be taught – using playful “serendipitous exploration”  to discover that mathematics is about weaving ideas into patterns.

1. Paul Lockhart is author of  the book “A Mathematician’s Lament”   –  introduction is online

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