Thursday, July 21, 2011
Albany Area Math Circle advisor Bill Babbitt has just returned from a trip to Ghana where he was part of a team headed up by RPI Professor Ron Eglash. There, they worked with students at Ayeduasi School, using software they had developed to introduce the mathematical concepts of rotation, translation, dilation, reflection, and iteration in contexts of cornrow and kente cloth design. Here are two of the students displaying the design they had created:
There is a detailed account of Mr. Babbitt's mathematical adventures in Ghana on his blog here.