In such a fast-paced society, how often do we stop, and look around us, and wonder? Sometimes we need to stop and look and the beauty around us and think about what makes these things so beautiful? Have you ever wondered why a seahorse's tail forms a perfect spiral? Have you ever wondered why a sunflower takes on the shapes that it does? Or have you ever wondered how a giraffe gets it's spots? All of these phenomenons can be answered through a mathematical explanation. Who would have thought that mathematics could be behind it? The goal of my ImagineIt project is to open my students' eyes to these phenomenons and many more. I want them to see nature in a different way and understand the mathematics behind it. Thanks to Pixlr.com, I was able to create these photos and quotes to help create the inspiration for my project. The first photo was taken by me. The second two photos were found on pixabay.com which is a free-sharing photo website.
There are so many beautiful things in nature. Sometimes we just need to stop and think about what helps make these things so beautiful. Ask yourself, "How do these phenomenons happen? Why do they happen?" If we take a deeper look, mathematics is part of the answer. Through patterns, sequences, ratios, and equations we find the distinction and beauty of nature. Take a deeper look into a cheetah and learn how those spots are formed. Or find out why all pandas have two distinct black patches over their eyes. Discover how a small snowflake is such a detailed piece of art. Learn how bees create their beehive. Explore how a sunflower is formed. It is crazy to think that something so simplistic as nature can have such a high complexity underneath the surface. i created this video to create these questions about nature and to show where you can find the answers. Now it is time look for those answers and truly understand the beauty of nature.