Mathematics everywhere & everyday


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Mathematics everywhere & everyday

  1. 1. In Counting• Counting various quantities is one of the activities that people engage in from young. However, sometimes we wonder, just how big is one million? See how much space one million saga seeds occupy and be awed by numbers that you can relate to in your daily lives like the number of heartbeats in a typical lifetime.
  2. 2. In Nature1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13... This is theFibonacci Sequence , where eachnumber is derived from adding theprevious two numbers. Thissequence of numbers can be foundin many natural patterns like inpineapples, sunflowers, nautilus andpine cones.• Our eyes are usually drawn to objects that are symmetrical. Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man is often used as a representation of symmetry in the human body. The Soothing Symmetries exhibit anchors this section and explains what symmetry means to science and in mathematics, as well as in everyday life.
  3. 3. In Shapes, Curves & Patterns• Circles, squares and triangles are just a few of the shapes that are familiar to us through our daily lives. Discover the usefulness, beauty and cleanness of the round shape, and learn more about the other shapes that can be found around us.• This section also features the Möbius strip that has several curious properties.
  4. 4. In Games & Puzzles• Many, if not all puzzles and games require mathematical logic and deduction. This section uses the fun and excitement of various popular games and puzzles, and the exhilaration of solving them, to attract and engage the visitors to realise the mathematics in fun and games
  5. 5. In Time & The HeavensMathematics was developed tounderstand the cycles of nature asobserved in the seasons. Ancientpeople understood the need todefine time in relation to celestialmovements foragricultural, astronomical, astrological and navigational reasons.• This section looks at the mathematics of astronomy, its relationship to the inventions of various cultural- historical calendars, and the division of time into units of hours, minutes and seconds.
  6. 6. •Challenges & Controversies When we talk about mathematics, equations and formulas will pop into our mind. There are hundreds of equations in mathematics, but which is the Most ‘Beautiful’ Equation of all? You are invited to vote for your favourite.• What do modern mathematicians actually do? What problems are of interest today? These are some of the issues explored in this section. Some outstanding challenges that remain unresolved are still intriguing many mathematicians. Discover what some of these challenges are.
  7. 7. In Real Applications• Mathematic is used in our everyday lives; from figuring out the amount needed to buy your lunch to calculating the bank’s interest. This section explores some of the real life applications of mathematics. For example, internet banking is getting more and more common these days, and we depend on cryptology – the study of protecting information using codes – to keep our transactions safe. Learn more about how it is done in this section.
  8. 8. Awesome,Fearsome Calculus• Calculus is the study of change and it is one of the most important fields in mathematics. Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz are usually credited with the invention of calculus. Newton used calculus in his laws of motion and gravitational attraction.•Explore an introductory calculus lesson by takingsomething to the limit in Know Your Limits, and learnmore about slopes, tangents, integration anddifferentiation in this sections other exhibits
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