Katherine and I recently got into a big discussion with our friend Peter, who makes low cost, super-efficient wood stoves for use in the developing world [...]
If you read about the amazing gift of the (now consumed) Sierpinskitaschen last week, you would rightly assume that our present karma had about played itself [...]
What is it? Delicious. Our friend and food blogger Debs Gardner made us a hamantaschen in the shape of Sierpinski’s triangle. Now in addition to being [...]
Symmetry and Pattern Blocks
I had a great session the other day with two wonderful kids, age 5 and 7. After warming up with a quick game of Hex, we jumped into our activity for the hour: [...]
Plant or Program?
The plant to the left is not a plant. Rather, it is what’s called an L system: simple iterated recipes for drawing line segments that produces surprisingly [...]
Another guest post from Katherine Cook. Enjoy! “Your brain manages a vast information highway–yet a simple math problem can create a traffic jam that [...]