How to fold things into thirds, sevenths, and thirty-sevenths!

Speaker: James Tanton

Date: 2021

Location: Online, Zoom

Conference: Changing the Culture 2021, Changing the Culture

Subject: Mathematics

Class: Scientific, Educational

Abstract:

Come with something floppy in hand--a string, a shoelace, a tie, or perhaps a floppy zucchini. Not only will we fold the object into strange fractional lengths, but we’ll also see how folding it into fractions leads to famous unsolved mathematics! Can you solve an unsolved problem?