Posts tagged with middle school

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Euler, Yoda, and Wildcats, oh my!

In the last post Doodling with Euler, we explored the Euler Characteristic with a sweeping doodle! Now, let’s apply it to some other images! First, consider this image of the Davidson College Wildcat logo. The image is constructed first as a stippling of the standard logo. Then, an algorithm is run that forms a Traveling […]

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Doodling with Euler

Let’s learn some math by doodling.  Let’s specifically learn the Euler Characteristic, which given it is attributed to Euler should lead to big expectations as to its power!  Why?  Let’s review a bit of mathematical history. Leonard Euler Euler was a famous mathematician who lived during the 1700’s.  He wrote hundreds and hundreds of pages […]