Monday, May 12, 2014

Number's properties 0-10

Forest of Math, Finland!

Besides the legendary Seven Bridges of Königsberg what other sites would qualify as math tourism sites?

Here is one, Forest of Math, Finland!
Twenty years ago, 11,000 people planted 11,000 trees on an artificial mountain near Ylöjärvi, Finland. The trees were planted in a mathematical pattern based on the golden section; in time they will grow into a virgin forest each tree of which has a designated custodian. The trees can change ownership, but they can never be removed from the forest, and the mountain itself can never be owned or sold.

Artist Agnes Denes conceived the project in 1982, and the Finnish government undertook it 10 years later. The site is legally protected for the next 400 years.

Math quote found in Huffington Post

Mathematics is more about curiosity, logic, patterns and beauty, and also has its share of delicious surprise, wonder, intrigue, paradox, mystery and magic. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Math lover's garage floor

shared by Ivan Marinović on We Love Maths's facebook wall

Original text : A friend of mine, Zlatko Lobor, also a math teacher, made a new floor in his garage 

Geometric progression joke

There were two mathematicians, one said "I love geometric progessions whole-heartedly", the other replied "I agree, half-heartedly, quarter-heartedly, one-eighth-heartedly........."

Indian math joke

it says Pi lagu tauji & jeeta re beta

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Quote by Facebook fan

I like math, a complicated subject but an interesting one.

by Mushtaq Hussain


Quotes by Warren Buffett on Math

Advice from super-rich investor Warren Buffett referring to financial math wizards: "Beware of geeks bearing formulas."