I’m the writer with a mathematical muse. I love words, numbers, dreaming big & helping others. I believe that whatever you imagine, you can become. They/Them.
The mathematics world celebrates Pi Day on 3.14! I hope you are enjoying the special day. There should be a lot of Pi mathematical content all over the web today to celebrate. Traditionally, you should get yourself a slice of pie to eat.
Today, I want to offer up some Pi themed mathematical cross stitch patterns for you.Continue reading “10 Pi Day Projects : Mathematical Cross Stitch Patterns”
I’m not kidding when I say there are consequences to hating or loving mathematics. I know both sides of this and wrote about it in my post about math anxiety. “The following quotes are from my memories of things my parents said to me growing up.Continue reading “Things Not to Say to Your Math Loving Children”
Update: This is a republication of a previous post.
With all the talk of LeVar Burton lately, I was reminded of my childhood. I think many kids of my generation remember tuning into Reading Rainbow on PBS. I was a kid who loved to read! So, this was one of my favorite shows. I loved hearing the kids review the books. I remember buying a book with a red couch on the cover because of a reviewContinue reading “Reading Rainbow, The Library, and Me”
I should have known that I would love mathematics from the TV that I watched as a kid. I was into Mr. Wizard, Beakman’s World, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Encyclopedia, and Square One TV. I want to talk about all of them today.Continue reading “Five Favorite Educational TV Shows From My Youth”
This is going to be a simple post for Valentine’s Day. I’ve been doing research into Alan Turing’s work in mathematical biology. I found his work on animal patterns interesting for sure. I think one of those questions we is how the Leopard got its spots. Turing had an answer for that.
Yet, what I find more fascinating is Alan Turing’s interest in the structure of flowers. There is a sketch of Turing as a child in a field with children playing hockey. He is standing on his own staring at a cluster of daises. This image was created by his mother Sarah. You can see it in this article, I didn’t want to re-post it here due to copyright issues.Continue reading “Exploring Alan Turing’s Fascination with Flowers”