Recording of Desert Island Math:
This is a recording of an online event that took place on Monday, May 2, 2022.
Appropriate for ages 10 and up.
Imagine you are stranded on a desert island with just pencil and paper — and one mathematical concept to explore. Your goal? To discover as much as you can about that topic. Join mathematician Paul Zeitz in an adventure combining mindfulness and play as we take a single, simple mathematical idea and look at it from as many perspectives as possible. Even alone on an island (or during a pandemic), you will never be bored as long as you have math and your imagination!
Why study polyhedra? Because it's fun to build things! But also because simple 3-D objects like polyhedra are right at the edge of what human brains can imagine. The jump from 2-D polygons to 3-D polyhedra can inspire us to think about even higher dimensions. As we explore polyhedra, we will frequently ask, "What does this have to do with the 2-D world that we understand well?" and "How can we use this to jump into the 4th dimension?"
This series is recommended for adults and children ages ten and up. While geared toward beginners, these sessions will also contain food for thought for experts.
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