Can maths be beautiful?

Can maths be beautiful?

Ever heard about maths art? La Trobe University’s Katherine Seaton was due to present a workshop on this topic at the Bridges Math Art conference in Helsinki.

When the event was cancelled, the Associate Professor in Mathematics started looking for ways to engage others in her art during the lockdown.

After spotting #mathartchallenge on Twitter by Maths teacher Annie Perkins, Katherine set the challenge one day: to draw or stitch patterns using  mathematical ideas inspired by Japanese embroidery.

See some of the beautiful creations inspired by the idea: #mathartchallenge


Maths art seems like the perfect way to bring some mindfulness into your day or keep the kids occupied while you work from home. Try it out! You can find resources at Maths Craft Australia, which is co-run by Katherine.

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