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## Tag: math

### It’s Pi Day everyone! And in celebration, here is an assortment of #awesome Pi related links. #piday

It’s March 14th (or 3/14), and I figure clicking on these links should keep you occupied for at least 3.14 minutes…

Pi! The poster! #awesome

Pi in the sky (or at least the first 1000 digits). #whoa

WANT: The Pi bottle opener.

When you use Pi to create art, these are the types of incredible images you might get.

Time to ride your Picycle! #math

When Pi reversed equals Pie.

The “ARE YOU A DICK?” Pi recognition scale.

Lovely mnemonic for Pi involving liquor and physics.

Pizza solved. #veryclever

In case you ever want to see Pi to the first one million digits.

### A lovely poem. About math. And two end lines that every academic can appreciate.

I’ve copied-pasted this for archival purposes (under “math” and “academic”), but please visit Futility Closet where this was found. It’s awesome.

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Stopping by Euclid’s Proof of the Infinitude of Primes,” by Presbyterian College mathematician Brian D. Beasley, “with apologies to Robert Frost”:

Whose proof this is I think I know.
I can’t improve upon it, though;
You will not see me trying here
To offer up a better show.

His demonstration is quite clear:
n primes (no more), then multiply;
Add one to that … the end is near.

In vain one seeks a prime to try
To split this number — thus, a lie!
The first assumption was a leap;
Instead, the primes will reach the sky.

This proof is lovely, sharp, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And tests to grade before I sleep,
And tests to grade before I sleep.

(From Mathematics Magazine 78:2 [April 2005], 171.)

### Who will die in Game of Thrones? The statistical (seriously) analysis…

Note: if you’re unfamiliar with the series, there are many spoilers in the journal article.

ABSTRACT: Predictions are made for the number of chapters told from the point of view of each character in the next two novels in George R. R. Martin’s \emph{A Song of Ice and Fire} series by fitting a random effects model to a matrix of point-of-view chapters in the earlier novels using Bayesian methods. {{SPOILER WARNING: readers who have not read all five existing novels in the series should not read further, as major plot points will be spoiled.}}

By Richard Vale. From Arxiv.org. Pdf here.

### This mathematically gorgeous calendar is a wonder to look at.

By J.P. King, and available for sale here (although currently sold out).

### Origami crease patterns: more beautiful than you would expect.

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By Robert J. Lang. He also has a wide range of amazing origami books – available here.

### The geometry of pasta forms as explained by mathematical formulae.

By George L. Legendre, via Fresh Photons.

### Puzzle and game aficionados: What is up with this picture? #gls14

Via Futility Closet.

p.s. If you give up, you can see the solution here.

### So… just in case you’re in the market for a tricycle shaped like the infinity symbol…

This.

By Sergio Garcia, and also available for sale (\$2500) – click here (until May 3rd)

By Sanjay Kulkarni (at least that is how it traces)

### Mathematical equation that plots a three dimensional heart

Via Futility Closet.

### Two words to describe world’s tallest water slide – holy crap!

And, of course, there’s a video:

Now we need the corresponding physics question to go along with it…

Soon to be opened at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City. Via Instinct Magazine.

### Geometry in the bedroom. For those who like mathematical aesthetics. #striking

By mpgmb, via Notcot.org

### For the math geek: wonderful pop up book of whole numbers.

So awesome…

By Marion Bataille, and available here. Via Colossal

### These chromatic mathematical figures by @simoncpage are gorgeous to behold

Damn, these are pretty…

Outstanding work by Simon C Page (a.k.a Rare Minimum), and available as cards for purchase. Via Fresh Photons.

### Geometric graffiti taken to a whole new level. #beautiful

By Fanette Guilloud, via Colossal

### Peanuts, Sally and the math word problem. This is actually very insightful.

This would make a great graphic about the pitfalls of learning science without context. This seems to be an issue generally with science education, especially at the younger levels IMHO.

By Charles Schulz

### Geometric images by Emma Kunz

The artist has an interesting backdrop – quite unscientific actually. Still, these geometric images are really quite something.

By Emma Kunz, via Thinx

### Beautiful and colourful geometric paintings by James Wyper

By James Wyper, via Thinx