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# Author Archives: mathemalchemy team

## Mural – Mathematical Connections

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## Great Doodle Page – Mathematical Connections

Celebrating women mathematicians The border and the six different zones within the Doodle Page each celebrate a different woman mathematician; they belong to different disciplines as well as different epochs, but each is illustrated by drawings or doodles of her own hand. Read more about the Great Doodle Page Next: Mathematical Connections in the BallContinue reading “Great Doodle Page – Mathematical Connections”

## Garden – Mathematical Connections

The young chipmunks engage in play, sorting primes on a grid playground using acorns to explore factors, while holding clay tablets with Babylonian cuneiform numerals. They discover which numerals are prime and which are composite through brute force with their limited tools: for each number they count out exactly that many acorns and then seeContinue reading “Garden – Mathematical Connections”

## Stack of Books – Mathematical Connections

There are basically four categories of books in and near the Stack: historically important books going back to the very roots of mathematical thinking in different cultures, more contemporary mathematics books of which the title, content or author are particularly meaningful for the concepts illustrated in the installation in a serious or playful way, andContinue reading “Stack of Books – Mathematical Connections”

## Lighthouse – Mathematical Connections

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## Tortoise – Mathematical Connections

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## Ball Arches – Through the Mathemalchemy Looking Glass

A deeper incursion in the Ball Arches story Then, suddenly, when no-one was paying attention, it burst open with a loud bang, and as we looked up, we saw the Arches spring forth, in their glorious color! The Arch reaching up settled down quickly; the other Arch wriggled for a while until it felt comfortable,Continue reading “Ball Arches – Through the Mathemalchemy Looking Glass”

## Bakery – Through the Mathemalchemy Looking Glass

A deeper incursion in the Tortoise Story His assistant Mo[u]se is telling him about other cookie shapes they have designed that have the same property. Yet the rims of the bowls used by Arnold are decorated with an equation, not with geometric motifs – those bowls are a present to our Baker from a veryContinue reading “Bakery – Through the Mathemalchemy Looking Glass”

## Bakery – Mathematical Connections

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