June 5, 2020
Intended for high school-age students.
This spring, Dickinson presents three hands-on, virtual string-art workshops that invite students to have fun creating intricate artwork while also learning more about mathematical concepts. The first of the three webinars is for elementary school-age students. Stephen Erfle (professor, INBM) and Katherine Erfle (class of 2021, math and computer science double major) will lead three hands-on electronic string art workshops based on their recently accepted workshop article in Bridges 2020. These webinars are accessible to a wide variety of grade levels since many of the worksheets are controlled by just three numbers. Students of all ages can create intricate artwork while learning more about mathematical concepts. Once students become familiar with the features of the Aestheometry Excel file discussed in Webinar 2, we will focus on clock arithmetic and geometry and how we can see the inscribed angle theorem using twelve petal flowers. For example, five of the six images below show vertex frames which connect hours of the clock in different ways; the last one is based on a repeated pattern of 1 hour, 6 hour vertex jumps. How many regular triangles, squares, hexagons, and dodecagons can you see in each of the other five figures?
Please register by Thursday, June 4. The access link and the required Excel file will be emailed to registrants the morning of the webinar.