Enter the (Paper) Matrix


Math Mondays is back from summer vacation with a brief break from all of the goodies discovered at the Bridges conference (more later) to highlight another must-visit site in the world of making with a mathematical bent. Today's shout-out goes to PaperMatrix, an incredible compendium of all things made by... Read more »

String art, Bridges Style


Connecting the dots between the last two installments of Math Mondays, the team got to see mathematical string art taken to a new level at this year's Bridges conference. Here are three recent works by David Press, which lift string art off of the (card)board and into the third dimension,... Read more »

Math Mondays Goes to Bridges


Last weekend, the Math Mondays crew traveled to Enschede, The Netherlands, to attend the annual Bridges conference. If you're a serious math maker and don't know about Bridges, you should. It's a meeting that draws 200-400 people, all focused on the connections between mathematics and art, and the folks there... Read more »

Beginning of a String


Although there have been two different Math Mondays touching just tangentially on the wonderful world of string art, it has never covered the basics of the area, and it's high time. (Why is it high time? Hint: in preparation for non-basics to come...) The fundamental idea is that you create... Read more »

Sonobe Sendings


I just wanted to take the opportunity today to show a couple Sonobe constructions sent in by readers in response to the columns on that versatile modular origami unit. Read more »

Still Going ‘Round in Circles


Well, Math Mondays might as well just go ahead and admit it. It is incurably addicted to great circles. Inspired by the latest reader feedback on the topic, Math Mondays decided to team up with Grace Whitney of Stony Brook, NY to polish off the outstanding great circle challenge: the... Read more »