Thursday, November 30, 2017

Maths in The Met

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Mathematics Education
History of Science
Art and Environment
Environmental and Science Education
Edward Hessler

The Metropolitan Museum of Art--one of "the Mets"--in New York City is the largest art museum in the United States. It is in the top ten art museums and galleries in the world. The Met's holdings include some two million works of art. Some of the art includes maths content.

You can take a guided tour of the Met's mathematical content, numerals, shapes, perspective, astronomy, time and games here. Your tour guides are Joseph Dauben and Marjorie Senechal. A second tour is planned (patterns, symmetries and mathematical matterials.)

Dauben is distinguished Professor of History and History of Science at City College of New York and Senechal is the Louise Wolff Kahn Professor Emerita in Maths and History of Science and Technology at Smith College.

Professor Senechal's page includes a link to Smith College's "Ancient Inventions."

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