# Category: math

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### Conga Line Mathematics

Recently I was situated on a mezzanine floor overlooking a heaving dance party, and had the opportunity to witness the spontaneous formation, growth, and eventual breakdown of a conga-line. It was a fascinating structure to observe, and when I searched for research on the mathema…

### Higher Dimensions

The universe that we experience is 3 Dimensional, or, if you treat time as a limited dimension, 4 Dimensional. There's a famous novella entitled "Flatland: A romance of Many Dimensions" primarily concerned with life in a 2-Dimensional universe, but also covering a 2-Dimensional b…

### Infinity

If you've ever been staying in a hotel and suddenly the hotel manager asks you to move rooms, you might find it pretty damn annoying. If it happens twice you might find it damn near intolerable. Well let me tell you Hilbert's Grand Hotel is a nightmare. I don't know where he gets…

### Learn Mathematics

47+ Math Based 'Explorable Explanations' https://www.geogebra.org/graphing Mathletics Downloadable Resources for Early Learners Video Channels Claire Gallagher: Maths the Wacky Way — 12+ videos for kids Maths Kitchen: Prepare for GCSE…

### Maths Education Games

There are some really cool maths education games. I wish these had been around when I was younger. But I can still play them and learn from them now. My favorites are: Prodigy Game — an impressive adventure game, that uses maths challenges as a way to defeat monsters. Pluses: ama…

### Palindromes

Palindromes are achiral words, such as: nun madam pop Or achiral phrases (once spaces and punctuation are removed, by convention) such as these famous examples: Nurses, run! Madam, I'm Adam! A man, a plan, a canal: Panama! Or achiral sequences, such as a palindromic gene segment:…

### Sierpinski Polygon

A Sierpinski triangle is the result of this line of thinking: To draw a Sierpinski triangle just draw three smaller Sierpinski triangles. (Unless the shape is too small... then just draw a regular triangle). What if we make the number 3 a parameter, :side, so that we create Sierp…

### Square-Cube Law

If two items are structurally identical in all aspects except size, then the smaller item will have a greater proportion of area to volume, both in terms of surface area and cross-sectional area. External Links secretGeek.net: The Principle of Scale Wikipedia: Square Cube Law Not…

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