Math Tours

Posts in this category represent “stops” or individual topics and demos that can be used in a math tour.

Dallas Arts District: Genesis, Gift of Life at the Dallas Museum of Art

As you walk toward this striking mosaic by artist Miguel Covarrubias, invite your tour participants to look at the boundaries between regions of color in the mosaic, and identify one […]

Dallas Arts District: Hunt Oil Building

As you walk from Klyde Warren Park to the Dallas Museum of Art, you will pass by the Hunt Oil building. Its facade features the intersection of two cylinders, a […]

Dallas Arts District: Klyde Warren Park climbing structure

In a park filled with a number of mathematically interesting sights (such as the row of arches along one edge), this climbing structure is arguably the most mathematical object of […]

Dallas Arts District: Trees on Harwood Street

As you’re walking along Harwood Street, take a very close look at the glossy leaves of what I was told by one tour participant are magnolia trees all along one […]

Dallas Arts District: Nasher Sculpture Center

        Math and Nature Among other things, math is a tool we can use to understand the natural world. To do that, we need to start with […]

Dallas Arts District: Across from the Meyerson Symphony Hall

You may want to pause to admire the Meyerson Symphony Hall across the street from it, where you can appreciate the architecture by I.M. Pei which deliberately uses the motifs […]

Dallas Arts District: Texas Sculpture Walk at the Hall Arts Center

Sculpture The Texas Sculpture Walk is such fertile ground for bringing out mathematical themes in contemporary sculpture that we could do an entire tour just within this one section of […]

Dallas Arts District: Wyly Theatre entrance and facade

There are two main centers of mathematical investigation of the Wyly Theatre highlighted here. The aluminum-pipe facade First, if you walk right up to the corner of the building (the […]