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What Knitting Can Teach You About Math

Posted On: 8/9/2018 11:07 AM

a spiraling knitted scarf demonstrates mathematics"If the things described in this article don’t sound like math to you, I want to reinforce that they very much are. The subjects discussed here – abstract algebra and topology – are typically reserved for math majors in their junior and senior years of college. Yet the philosophies of these subjects are very accessible, given the right mediums.

In my view, there’s no reason these different flavors of math should be hidden from the public or emphasized less than conventional mathematics. Further, studies have shown that using materials that can be physically manipulated can improve mathematical learning at all levels of study."

Read more at Smithsonian.com - July 16, 2018

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