The Golden Ratio is one of those famous constants in mathematics. It is a number that appears frequently in nature. This is because things like seeds and petals tend to be Fibonacci numbers. This phenomenon was studied by Alan Turing. A property of them is that when you divide two consecutive Fibonacci numbers you get an approximation of the Golden Ratio.Continue reading “It’s Time to Talk About the Golden Ratio”
One of my favorite things in mathematics is imaginary numbers. Such a ridiculous name for something so important. I prefer the name complex numbers.Continue reading “Imaginary Numbers and Me”
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”