Maths Craft - Unlocking Curious Minds
5 days to go!
It’s been a while, but we have some big news here at Maths Craft. We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a prestigious Unlocking Curious Minds grant to take Maths Craft on the road around New Zealand in 2017.
Maths Craft at the NZ Craft & Design Show
With five days to go until the Maths Craft Festival opens, the whole organising team are excited to be up in Auckland making last minute preparations. When we got into our offices at Te Punaha Matatini, we found lots of goodies waiting for us there...
Invitation to the NZ Craft and Design Show!
Maths Craft NZ is all about the beautiful and surprising connections between mathematics and craft, and we provided a taster at the NZ Craft & Design Show at Addington Raceway recently.
Venue: Auckland Museum!
We're all in a whirl this week with a last-minute invitation to come and set up our crafting stations at the NZ Craft and Design show at the Addington Racecourse in Christchurch this weekend!
Arrival of our colouring books!
Today we’re delighted to announce that the Maths Craft Festival will be held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th September 2016. Where better to hold a festival celebrating the intersection of maths and crafts, than a Museum with a long history of curation, outreach, and education, and with such vibrant displays of craft and history? Standing on Pukekawa in Auckland Domain, surrounded by parkland, this beautiful neo-classical building couldn’t be more perfect a venue.
Making at Mathsjam
We were very excited this week at the arrival of a box of colouring books: the wonderful Snowflake, Seashell, Star by Alex Bellos and Edmund Harris.
MathsJam is a friendly place for people to geek out about maths, is open to anybody, and is held in pubs and cafes around the world on the same night of each month. At the Auckland MathsJam this week we took the opportunity to play about with some maths craft ideas to see what people thought of them.
Yesterday I was lucky enough to meet with the queen of mathematical crochet: Professor Hinke Osinga. Hinke became famous in 2004 when she crocheted an amazing mathematical structure called the Lorenz manifold, which contained over 25,000 stitches.