Summary and Review The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity by Steven Strogatz looks at a variety of mathematical concepts. It starts with the basic idea of counting and ends with the abstract idea behind what infinity really is. Along the way Strogatz presents math in a way that … Continue reading

# Monthly Archives: February 2014

# Nature of Mathematics – Mathematics and Our Numbering System

Mathematics is a way of describing the world around us and finding relationships between things that we can see and things that we can’t. These relationships are not a result of the way our system is set up. How we define components of the relationships would be different, but the fact that they exist would … Continue reading

# Doing Math – Tessellation

A tessellation is a geometric pattern that can be repeated infinitely many times. The following one I created using GeoGebra. Creating this tessellation was my first attempt at using GeoGebra, so it took me a while to figure out a good way to create it. In order to see a more clear picture of the … Continue reading