Outside the Classroom

This section includes wonderful examples of how math and technology are being used in amazing ways in the world around us!

Skateboard Sculptures

posted Sep 27, 2012, 4:04 PM by Aaron Schilling

A sculptor named Haroshi uses broken skateboard decks to create works of art! It is clear that a lot of planning and creativity went into these sculptures!

The Art of Logo Design

posted Sep 22, 2012, 7:14 PM by Aaron Schilling

This video highlights some of the most successful logos and why they work so well.

The Wisdom of Crowds

posted Sep 15, 2012, 10:49 AM by Aaron Schilling

Using math and a silly song, this video explains how a group of people can be far more accurate than any individual person.

Relativistic Baseball

posted Sep 15, 2012, 10:26 AM by Aaron Schilling

"What if?" is a clever new website from the creator of the webcomic XKCD and on it he attempts to answer bizarre physics questions sent in by readers. The first installment is called Relativistic Baseball and answers the question, "What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light?"

Doodling in Math Class

posted Sep 15, 2012, 10:24 AM by Aaron Schilling

In this video, Vi Hart explains what really makes a "good" doodle in math class, and she explores the patterns behind them!

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