Question Sheet: Math of the World


Before reading:

  1. How do people use math in everyday life? 
  2. Where in the natural world might you see complex mathematical patterns?

During reading:

  1. Name three surprising places where Ron Eglash has found math. 
  2. What sort of math describes the design of some African villages? Why do

    these villages have such a design? 

  3. What is a fractal? 
  4. Why is "four-point symmetry" important to many Native Americans? Where can

    you see examples of it? 

  5. Describe the Cartesian coordinate system. 
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