# Tag Archives: Programming

## Learn to Code through Math #learntocodethroughmath

The #learntocodethroughmath project is something that I created sort of by accident. I see the audience for this project as someone who is somewhat comfortable with using Desmos to create math-artsy stuff with lists, functions, and parametric functions and is … Continue reading

## Visualization of a Function Through Time

(This post demonstrates the math behind the creation of some unusual math art. I got the idea from this tumblr post which I don’t even think works like this. But it was the inspiration behind the pictures.) Take this function: f(x) … Continue reading

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The madeup language for creating 3d models came out a week ago for the kickstarter backers. There is more information about the computer programming language found atย the kickstarter page. It’s been a lot of fun to play with but looking … Continue reading

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## Programming and Anna Weltman’s This Is Not A Math Book and Dan Meyer’s Contest

PSA: check out Anna Weltman’s new book, This Is Not A Math Book. Looks great. Also check out Dan Meyer’s fall contest (ends 10/6/15) that asks the students to be creative in making their own Loop-de-loop mathematical art. Programming connection: … Continue reading

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## Plots of the Exponential Function over the Complex Plane

I was inspired by this tumblr post, and this wikimedia page to make some pretty pictures of the exponential function over the complex plane. Go there to read in more detail how the images were created, including how the colors … Continue reading

## Tracking Venus and Earth over 8 years

I came about this tweet: https://twitter.com/SciencePorn/status/599718978307620864/ It reminded me strongly of the waning moon and linear mod art projects that I’ve been playing with. For instance, here’s a screenshot from the waning moon (specifically y = 56x) A quick intro: … Continue reading

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## The Mandelbrot Set Viewed through Precalculus

I’ve given this presentation in November 2014 at AMTNYS in Syracuse, and in April 2015 at NCTM in Boston. I’ll be giving the presentation in May 2015 at the NY Master Teacher Conference, and in July 2015 at Twitter Math … Continue reading

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## Using the arctan Power Series to Calculate Pi

(Note: this post is an extension on the calculating pi with python post from a couple of years back. Also here’s another way to inefficiently calculate pi with Buffon’s Needles.) We’re currently working with Power series and Taylor series in … Continue reading