Mathematical Connections in the Curio Shop

The Curio Shop is named Conway’s Curios, in tribute to famous mathematician John H. Conway, who died in 2020 from Covid-19.

Mathematical Connections in the Garden

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 “Mathematical Connections in the Garden”

Origami in Mathemalchemy

A long time ago, I discovered with origami a way to express fascinating and complex mathematical concepts in delicate, infinite and touching forms: flowers, shells, rocks, …  During the last year, my Mathemalchemy’s teammates and I have played with shapes, concepts and colors to “unfold” our imaginary realm. It was, and continues to be, aContinue reading “Origami in Mathemalchemy”