I love math! I started working with some advanced math students last year and we incorporated some Math in Nature as part of our explorations. Below are some links we found helpful.
Maths Outdoors – http://creativestarlearning.co.uk/c/maths-outdoors/
Hexaflexagon – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIVIegSt81k
Honeybees Love Hexagons – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEzlsjAqADA
Hexagon Tiling – http://mathworld.wolfram.com/HexagonTiling.html
Tessellation – http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Tessellation.html
Honeycomb Conjecture – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hnbfcWHLYc
The Golden Ratio
Golden Ratio – http://mathworld.wolfram.com/GoldenRatio.html
Golden Rectangles All Around Activity – http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Geom/around.html
Fibonacci Number – http://mathworld.wolfram.com/FibonacciNumber.html
The magic of Fibonacci numbers –https://www.ted.com/talks/arthur_benjamin_the_magic_of_fibonacci_numbers#t-363498
General Information and teaching ideas – http://creativestarlearning.co.uk/maths-outdoors/outdoor-maths-fractals-in-nature/
Fractal Foundation – http://fractalfoundation.org/
Nico’s Fractal Machine- Fractal Creator where you can stop and save an image of the fractal you made
African Fractals – http://www.csdt.rpi.edu/african/African_Fractals/applications4.html
By Nature’s Design https://www.amazon.com/Natures-Design-Exploratorium-Book/dp/0811803295
The Magic of Mathematics
How to Draw with Math https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/how-to-draw-with-math/
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July 15, 2017 Hot Springs National Park Artist-in-Residence
Beginning my drive back home today and I am so grateful to Hot Springs National Park and all the wonderful people there. It was an amazing experience. I learned so much about the park and nature. I also grew a lot as an artist. I had time to devote to painting and my process. Being an AIR was an amazing experience! Thank you, thank you.
July 14, 2017 Hot Springs National Park Artist-in-Residence
Last day at the park. Finished two more paintings. Got to Goat Rock for my last sunrise. Drove around and said good bye to all my favorite places. So grateful for this time here.
July 13, 2017 Hot Springs National Park Artist-in-Residence
Early morning at Goat Rock. Then gave my gift of two paintings to the park! Next I was off to kayak on Lake Ouachita. Thank you so much Lissa – it was wonderful. More painting done in the studio also.
July 12, 2017 Hot Springs National Park Artist-in-Residence
Lovely hike this morning to Balanced Rock on Sunset Trail. The light was amazing and I loved seeing all the cairns people had made along the trail. More painting and inking in the studio.
July 11, 2017 Hot Springs National Park Artist-in-Residence
Early morning shadows on Goat Rock trail were beautiful today. Worked more in the studio.