In the college football bowl season, Dr. Maggie Rahmoeller offers the following alternative bowling experience..
Math Club got a little crazy one Friday night in December. Oh, it started out normal enough- I mean, how crazy can bowling be?
Well, when you get a seasoned Math faculty member to bowl like this, I’d say things got a little crazy.
The students (and faculty) rolled the bowling ball between their legs:
under their leg:
laid on the ground:
pushed the ball with their feet:
spun around before bowling, and many other crazy things! Sometimes we were disappointed…
But other times, we celebrated!!
The Palm Pipe Orchestra of Jan Minton’s Honors 301 class sends greetings from the class and the MCSP department for a wonderful holiday season.
If you think that math and art are opposites, you will be surprised by Upcycled Theorems, the gallery created by Jan Minton’s “Mathematics and Art” class, HNRS 301. A wide range of connections between math and art are explored in this course. The students demonstrated three of them in an open house in New Hall on December 10.
Guests were invited to find the symmetries in china patterns to classify the designs on various teacups. The classification scheme is also used in crystallography.
The gallery in the New Hall classroom, titled Upcycled Theorems, is based on work by Crockett Johnson that illustrates important mathematical results of a geometric nature. The slope of a curve, a fundamental result in calculus, is demonstrated in the two pieces shown in the picture above.
A fun, and mostly musical, concert was given by the Palm Pipe Orchestra. The students used theories of harmonious notes that date back to Pythagoras to determine the exact lengths to cut sections of PVC pipe to produce particular notes. A video of one of their songs will be posted next.