Hello! this is a catch up on the 3 video lesson!
1. Donald duck in Mathmagic land
This video was a great fun to watch as it present mathematical ideas including
How numbers can be easily found in nature (physical world)
The world is made up of simple shapes
The pentagram and golden rectangle and their amazing stories
Maths needed for the creation of equipments
The two ideas that I found interesting were the pentagram and maths was a vital part of music. Apart from the fact that the golden ratio can be found in a pentagram (Golden ratio is in everything I swear 🙂 ), I found out that the pentagram is also a symbol for many other things. For example, the points of a pentagram can represent the elements fire, water, wind, earth and spirit. Another idea I researched further into was how maths help design and produce music. Maths has helped fine tuned the notes of the instruments and also provide a sense of rhythm for music.
2. TED talk
The TED talk provide an interesting overview of how maths is beautiful. The 2 things that I found surprising and unusual are the fact that the golden ratio is actual everywhere. I knew it was everywhere but I truly did not know it was LITERALLY everywhere! From the video he talked about how the golden ratio can be found our body parts and even on the painting of Mona Lisa.
3. How to measure the beauty of mathematics
“Is human beauty just about numbers?”
I think not. Now many can argue that physical beauty can be related to maths and it may enhance the physical feature. However, I believe that human beauty is more that what meets the eye. Human beauty is made up of both physical features and also their personality, I think that personality may be one of the only things that cannot be interpreted through numbers. Therefore, I don’t believe human beauty is just about numbers.