Doodling Binary Trees in Math Class


We’ve covered the work of the amazing Vi Hart before (Vi is also the daughter of our Math Monday columnist George Hart). Vi describes herself as a “recreational mathemusician” and she can certainly jam on math doodles with all of the chops of a bebop jazz musician. Vi also makes music-music, and has some cool paper instrument projects on her site — along with mathematical food, geometric balloon constructions, hyperbolic beadwork, all sorts of fun and fascinating stuff. It’s so inspiring to see a child who’s obviously embraced science and math with the same passion, enthusiasm, and creativity as her parent.

Vi Hart’s Site


6 thoughts on “Doodling Binary Trees in Math Class

  1. Cindy de Meij says:

    Wow this girl makes maths fun! You don’t even realise how much you are learning here

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wowza. That was fabulously fun and cool. I want a brain that works like that. Rad.

  3. Aaron Bumgarner says:

    This is brillant!

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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