Wednesday, 30 November 2016

The Beauty of Maths

No words will express the immense possibilities of the use of Maths in every day life. Even those suffering from discalculia will acknowledge the fact that they are using Maths in almost everything although, perhaps at a subconscious level. A teacher I was talking to said that the ability to appreciate the beauty of nature lies in the ability to make connections. This is a pictorial tribute to all the teachers and the students who put up exhibits and games, and handled groups of inquisitive visitors who were full of questions.

Even a game akin to snakes and ladders involves addition of numbers - an example of maths used in everyday life.

The ability to visualise  3-D shapes and the ability to visualise permutations and combinations can help you even form shapes with a Rubik Snake!

The beauty of the Wheel of Theodorus lies in its mathematical accuracy! Surprisingly, Mathematics draws inspiration from Nature and Nature gains inspiration from Mathematics. Could this perfection in Nature and Mathematics points out towards Divine Providence surely?

That day I could see Mathematics everywhere! The angles were evident in the stacks of chairs. The angles formed by the supports and legs of the chair formed a perfectly geometrical pattern.

I guess there was some Maths in these miniature animals, in any case they were part of a mathematical game that involved numbers and calculated moves. A large number of board games involve some kind of calculation besides counting the number of moves. Chess is an example of the ability to calculate the number of moves that would help the player reach a check-mate!

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