Synergy Arithmetic

Arithmetic (from the Greek arithmos, “number” and tiké [téchne], “art”) – is commonly defined as the study of numbers and their manipulation by the processes of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Synergy (derived from the Greek word synergos “working together”) — is the concept that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Synergy Arithmetic is […]

Geometric Snow Art

Earlier this month, cartographer and competitive orienteer turned outdoor artist Simon Beck was in Colorado creating several large scale geometrical murals in the snow for the town of Silverthorne. These impermanent masterpieces are drawn by footsteps in snowshoes utilizing basic mathematics, a magnetic compass, rope, anchor, and ski poles to create symmetrical lines and circles. […]

Universal Laws of Issac Newton

Issac Newton portrait

The magnificent mind and original author of the scientific method and creator of the fields of calculus and physics was born on this day, January 4, 1643. Issac Newton was an English philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, physicist, alchemist, and theologian whose brilliant questions about our natural world led to major discoveries that were instrumental in forming […]

Habit Arithmetic

The #2020MathProject is centered around gaining clarity of the values of habits in relation to goals. In order to more accurately assess the value of your habits, you have to spend some time getting clear on your values and goals. What is the underlying why that motivates you to take action? I just finished rereading […]