Making Mathematics with Needlework

Ten Papers and Ten Projects

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Author: sarah-marie belcastro,Carolyn Yackel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439865132

Category: Mathematics

Page: 200

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Mathematical craftwork has become extremely popular, and mathematicians and crafters alike are fascinated by the relationship between their crafts. The focus of this book, written for mathematicians, needleworkers, and teachers of mathematics, is on the relationship between mathematics and the fiber arts (including knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, and quilting). Each chapter starts with an overview of the mathematics and the needlework at a level understandable to both mathematicians and needleworkers, followed by more technical sections discussing the mathematics, how to introduce the mathematics in the classroom through needlework, and how to make the needlework project, including patterns and instructions.

Making mathematics with needlework

ten papers and ten projects

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Author: Sarah-Marie Belcastro,Carolyn Yackel

Publisher: A K Peters Ltd

ISBN: 9781568813318

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 184

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Mathematical craftwork has become extremely popular, and mathematicians and crafters alike are fascinated by the relationship between their crafts. The focus of this book, written for mathematicians, needleworkers, and teachers of mathematics, is on the relationship between mathematics and the fiber arts (including knitting, crocheting, tatting, and quilting). Each chapter starts with an overview of the mathematics and the needlework at a level understandable to both mathematicians and needleworkers, followed by more technical sections discussing the mathematics, how to introduce the mathematics in the classroom through needlework, and how to make the needlework project, including patterns and instructions.

Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes

Tactile Mathematics, Art and Craft for all to Explore, Second Edition

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Author: Daina Taimina

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351402196

Category: Mathematics

Page: 200

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Winner, Euler Book Prize, awarded by the Mathematical Association of America. With over 200 full color photographs, this non-traditional, tactile introduction to non-Euclidean geometries also covers early development of geometry and connections between geometry, art, nature, and sciences. For the crafter or would-be crafter, there are detailed instructions for how to crochet various geometric models and how to use them in explorations. New to the 2nd Edition; Daina Taimina discusses her own adventures with the hyperbolic planes as well as the experiences of some of her readers. Includes recent applications of hyperbolic geometry such as medicine, architecture, fashion & quantum computing.

Crafting by Concepts

Fiber Arts and Mathematics

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Author: sarah-marie belcastro,Carolyn Yackel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439867682

Category: Mathematics

Page: 264

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From the editors of the popular Making Mathematics with Needlework, this book presents projects that highlight the relationship between types of needlework and mathematics. Chapters start with accessible overviews presenting the interplay between mathematical concepts and craft expressions. Following sections explain the mathematics in more detail, and provide suggestions for classroom activities. Each chapter ends with specific crafting instructions. Types of needlework included are knitting, crochet, needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, temari balls, beading, tatting, and string art. Instructions are written as ordinary patterns, so the formatting and language will be familiar to crafters.

Discrete Mathematics with Ducks

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Author: sarah-marie belcastro

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466504994

Category: Computers

Page: 580

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Containing exercises and materials that engage students at all levels, Discrete Mathematics with Ducks presents a gentle introduction for students who find the proofs and abstractions of mathematics challenging. This classroom-tested text uses discrete mathematics as the context for introducing proofwriting. Facilitating effective and active learning, each chapter contains a mixture of discovery activities, expository text, in-class exercises, and homework problems. Elementary exercises at the end of each expository section prompt students to review the material Try This! sections encourage students to construct fundamental components of the concepts, theorems, and proofs discussed. Sets of discovery problems and illustrative examples reinforce learning. Bonus sections can be used for take-home exams, projects, or further study Instructor Notes sections offer suggestions on how to use the material in each chapter Discrete Mathematics with Ducks offers students a diverse introduction to the field and a solid foundation for further study in discrete mathematics and complies with SIGCSE guidelines. The book shows how combinatorics and graph theory are used in both computer science and mathematics.

Crochet Coral Reef

A Project

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Author: Margaret Wertheim,Christine Wertheim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780977962235

Category: Design

Page: 206

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"Now perhaps the world's largest participatory art and science project, the Crochet Coral Reef combines mathematics, marine biology, environmental consciousness-raising and community art practice. Almost 8,000 people around the world have contributed to making an ever-evolving archipelago of giant woolen seascapes, which have been exhibited at the Hayward Gallery, the Smithsonian and many other venues. This fully illustrated book, written by the project's creators--Margaret and Christine Wertheim of the Institute For Figuring--brings together the scientific and mathematical content behind the project, along with essays about the artistic and cultural resonances of this unique experiment in radical craft practice. With a wealth of color illustrations, the book serves as a record of the 30-plus Crochet Reefs worldwide and names all 7,000-plus contributors in a specially designed section."--Amazon.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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Author: Eric Carle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524739553

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 26

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The all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life? For the first time, Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar is now available in e-book format, perfect for storytime anywhere. As an added bonus, it includes read-aloud audio of Eric Carle reading his classic story. This fine audio production pairs perfectly with the classic story, and it makes for a fantastic new way to encounter this famous, famished caterpillar.

Fancy to Frugal

Authentic Quilt Patterns from the '30s

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Author: Kay Connors,Karen Earlywine

Publisher: Martingale

ISBN: 1604681276

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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Create the nostalgic heirloom quilts you've always dreamed of! This follow-up to the popular Link to the '30s offers 10 authentic patterns from the 1930s. True to the era, with intricate hand-quilting patterns incorporated into every project, the quilts are nothing less than exquisite. You'll learn a variety of techniques as you feature the reproduction fabric you love in quilts to be treasured for generations.

The Paper Playhouse

Awesome Art Projects for Kids Using Paper, Boxes, and Books

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Author: Katrina Rodabaugh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1592539807

Category: CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Page: 144

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Offers different arts and crafts projects parents and their children can create together, including sculpture, printmaking, bookbinding, and collage.

Engineering Sign Structures

An Introduction to Analysis and Design

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Author: Benjamin Jones

Publisher: St Media Group International Incorporated

ISBN: 9780944094303

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

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West Virginia quilts and quiltmakers

echoes from the hills

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Author: Fawn Valentine,West Virginia Heritage Quilt Search

Publisher: Ohio Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 282

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Pioneering Women in American Mathematics

The Pre-1940 PhD's

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Author: Judy Green,Jeanne LaDuke

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821843761

Category: Mathematics

Page: 349

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More than 14 percent of the PhD's awarded in the United States during the first four decades of the twentieth century went to women, a proportion not achieved again until the 1980s. This book is the result of a study in which the authors identified all of the American women who earned PhD's in mathematics before 1940, and collected extensive biographical and bibliographical information about each of them. By reconstructing as complete a picture as possible of this group of women, Green and LaDuke reveal insights into the larger scientific and cultural communities in which they lived and worked. The book contains an extended introductory essay, as well as biographical entries for each of the 228 women in the study. The authors examine family backgrounds, education, careers, and other professional activities. They show that there were many more women earning PhD's in mathematics before 1940 than is commonly thought. Extended biographies and bibliographical information are available from the companion website for the book: www.ams.org/bookpages/hmath-34. The material will be of interest to researchers, teachers, and students in mathematics, history of mathematics, history of science, women's studies, and sociology. The data presented about each of the 228 individual members of the group will support additional study and analysis by scholars in a large number of disciplines.

Learning From the Octopus

How Secrets from Nature Can Help Us Fight Terrorist Attacks, Natural Disasters, and Disease

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Author: Rafe Sagarin

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465029817

Category: Science

Page: 320

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"How the study of ecology and evolution can fortify us against disaster and war"--

This is Improbable Too

Synchronized Cows, Speedy Brain Extractors and More WTF Research

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Author: Marc Abrahams

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780743629

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Marc Abrahams collects the odd, the imaginative, and the brilliantly improbable from around the world. Here he investigates research on the ins and outs of the very improbable evolutionary innovation that is the human body (brain included). This Is Improbable Too explores the odd questions that researchers are asking, such as: What's the best way to get a monkey to floss regularly? How much dandruff do soldiers in Pakistan's army have? If you add an extra henchman to your bank-robbing gang, how much more money will you earn? Why is it so impossible to estimate the number of stupid people in circulation? How many dimples will be found on the cheeks of 28,282 Greek children? Who is the Einstein of pork carcasses? This Is Improbable Too also investigates unlikely medical cases, including a boy with an "Eiffel head injury" (involving a toy tower), and even more unlikely inventions, such as a patented system for attacking your enemy with a bio-waste bomb.

Quilts from Grandmother's Garden

A Fresh Look at English Paper Piecing

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Author: Jaynette Huff

Publisher: That Patchwork Place

ISBN: 9781564776426

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

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A little handwork--and a few quick tricks--is all it takes to create these striking quilts inspired by old-fashioned Grandmother's Flower Garden quilts. Instead of sewing together thousands of tiny hexagons, make applique units instead!"

New Kind of Science

Notes from the Book

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Author: Stephen Wolfram

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781579550196

Category: Science

Page: 348

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Quilts of Provence

The Art and Craft of French Quiltmaking

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Author: Kathryn Berenson

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 9780307345523

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 216

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A history of Provenal quilting showcases and describes a wide variety of traditional French quilts and quilted clothing, and depicts a selection of the most common heirloom quilting patterns, in an updated study that includes full-color photography, detailed resources, tips on materials, and guidelines on caring for a quilt. 10,000 first printing.

Haiku Knits

25 Serenely Beautiful Patterns Inspired by Japanese Design

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Author: Tanya Alpert

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0823098079

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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Presents easy to difficult projects for knitted garments inspired by modern Western fit, Japanese yarns, and Japanese aesthetics.

Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac

The Commemorative Edition

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Author: Elizabeth Zimmermann

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486129837

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

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Expanded hardcover edition of expert's popular guide features 23 classic patterns for Aran sweaters, mittens, moccasins, and other items. Suitable for intermediate to advanced knitters. Includes new color photos, sizing charts, and more.