Math Circles and Safety

The Bard Math Circle is growing rapidly this year. Perhaps this started because the wonderful Kingston Library director, Margie Menard, sent out a press release that was picked up by the local media, or that we’ve worked hard to develop a consistent and predictable schedule. But the fact is that the Bard Math Circle has… Continue reading Math Circles and Safety

Jim and Nim

I presented my talk “Jim and Nim” yesterday at the Bard Math Seminar, and managed to fill the house.My introduction actually extended over two days, as I visited math and CS classes on Wednesday and Thursday and personally invited students to my talk. This was really fun, and I got to meet some of Bard’s… Continue reading Jim and Nim

Hungarian Dancing and Sorting Algorithms

My brother and later a colleague sent me this link to these videos demonstrating Computer Sorting Algorithms through Hungarian Folk Dance: The Bubble Sort and Shell Sort algorithms are demonstrated. Wow!Credits from the video:  Created at Sapientia University, Tirgu Mures (Marosvásárhely), Romania.Directed by Kátai Zoltán and Tóth László. In cooperation with “Maros Művészegyüttes”, Tirgu Mures (Marosvásárhely),… Continue reading Hungarian Dancing and Sorting Algorithms

Fiber Arts and Mathematics

Wow! This book claims to show 8 ways to knit a Sierpinski’s Triangle! Crafting by Concepts: Fiber Arts and Mathematics by sarah-marie belcastro and Carolyn Yackel (editors). The publisher, A K Peters , has one of the most amazing math catalogs that I know of. Very much worth browsing!