Defining Areas Of Interest Using Voronoi And Modified Voronoi Tesselations To Analyze Eye-Tracking Data, 2022 Utah State University

#### Defining Areas Of Interest Using Voronoi And Modified Voronoi Tesselations To Analyze Eye-Tracking Data, Joanna D. Coltrin

*All Graduate Theses and Dissertations*

Eye tracking is a technology used to track where someone is looking. Eye-tracking technology is often used to study what people focus on when looking at a photo of another person. The eye-tracking technology records points on a photo that a person is looking at. When the photo being looked at shows a person, the points can be categorized by body part such as head, right hand, left hand, and torso. This thesis presents the use of partially circular areas to define the body parts of the person in the photo and therefore categorize the points collected by the eye-tracker ...

Mathematical Constants Beyond The Half-Circle: An Open Call For Poetry, 2022 Claremont McKenna College

#### Mathematical Constants Beyond The Half-Circle: An Open Call For Poetry, Mark Huber, Gizem Karaali

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*

The Journal of Humanistic Mathematics invites submissions of mathematical poetry for an upcoming poetry folder tentatively titled Mathematical Constants Beyond the Half-Circle. Please send your submissions via email to the editors by November 1, 2022. Publication decisions will be made by December 31, 2022. The folder is expected to appear in January 2023.

Squate, 2022 Western Illinois University

#### Squate, Tom Blackford

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*

This is the story of a middle school student who befriends an irrational number, the square root of eight.

A Topologist’S Broken Heart, 2022 Adelphi University

#### A Topologist’S Broken Heart, Josh Hiller

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*

A poem about a topologist's broken heart.

Perturbation - For Nature Computes On A Straight Line (In Seven Balancing Acts), 2022 Claremont Colleges

#### Perturbation - For Nature Computes On A Straight Line (In Seven Balancing Acts), Vijay Fafat

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*

What if all of our Reality is a simulation? What, perhaps, are the unintended artifacts if we are an "approximate" simulation because God could not muster sufficient computational power for the Equations capturing the ultimate Theory of Everything? Are life and Sentience something She intended, a problem with the simulation's code, or an irreducible, teleological inevitability in Creation?

Spurious Correlation Sestina, 2022 Claremont Colleges

#### Spurious Correlation Sestina, Jules Nyquist

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*

This is a sestina poem about Spurious Correlations with a magical realism angle for beginning students learning statistics for the first time during the COVID pandemic.

Doughnut At The End Of Space, 2022 University of New Mexico

#### Doughnut At The End Of Space, Deborah Coy

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*

No abstract provided.

Ode To Delta, 2022 University of Western Australia

#### Ode To Delta, Evandro Il Cinico

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*

No abstract provided.

Scientists Confirm Euler's Identity Is Math's Most Beautiful Expression, 2022 Cleveland State University

#### Scientists Confirm Euler's Identity Is Math's Most Beautiful Expression, John F. Donoghue

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*

The poem is an exploration of the natures of mathematical and artistic beauty.

Circular Meditations, 2022 San Francisco Waldorf High School

#### Circular Meditations, Kevin Farey

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*

*Circular Meditations *is a sequence of seventeen interconnected poems pertaining to mathematics, science, history, politics, religion, and spirituality.

Mathematics Education As Dystopia: A Future Beyond, 2022 Arcadia University

#### Mathematics Education As Dystopia: A Future Beyond, Peter Appelbaum, Charoula Stathopoulou, Constantinos Xenofontos

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*

We argue that scholars and practitioners of mathematics education need to find new directions through recognition of its dystopic characteristics, and embrace these characteristics as both the source of challenges and method of response. This contrasts with the generally utopic approach of most scholarship in the field. We offer critical ethnomathematics education as a model, since it has its own origins in lingering dystopic legacies. A perpetual hopelessness and disempowerment is one implicit curriculum of contemporary mathematics education, where the mathematics one learns might help to describe things, yet hardly assists in transforming the reification of power and agency in ...

Ramanujan Cab Numbers: A Recreational Mathematics Activity, 2022 University of Cambridge

#### Ramanujan Cab Numbers: A Recreational Mathematics Activity, Soumya Banerjee

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*

In this paper, I introduce teaching activities about Ramanujan’s cab numbers and related software that can inspire people and help them enjoy these beautiful mathematical creations.

Academic Hats And Ice Cream: Two Optimization Problems, 2022 Moscow Power Engineering Institute (National Research University)

#### Academic Hats And Ice Cream: Two Optimization Problems, Valery F. Ochkov, Yulia V. Chudova

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*

This article describes the use of computer software to optimize the design of an academic hat and an ice cream cone!

Mining The Soma Cube For Gems: Isomorphic Subgraphs Reveal Equivalence Classes, 2022 Whittier Neighborhood Math Circle

#### Mining The Soma Cube For Gems: Isomorphic Subgraphs Reveal Equivalence Classes, Edward Vogel, My Tram

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*

Soma cubes are an example of a *dissection puzzle,* where an object is broken down into pieces, which must then be reassembled to form either the original shape or some new design. In this paper, we present some interesting discoveries regarding the Soma Cube. Equivalence classes form aesthetically pleasing shapes in the solution set of the puzzle. These gems are identified by subgraph isomorphisms using SNAP!/Edgy, a simple block-based computer programming language. Our preliminary findings offer several opportunities for researchers from middle school to undergraduate to utilize graphs, group theory, topology, and computer science to discover connections between computation ...

Creative Writing That Combines Mathematics And Literature, 2022 Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages

#### Creative Writing That Combines Mathematics And Literature, Hsueh-Chen Lee

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*

In early 2015, the Mathematics-Literature Creativity Award was offered through competition for technological and vocational college students in Taiwan. This paper focuses on the two winning works, the poem Parabola and the flash-fiction, Love Letters of a Science Student, by analyzing the mathematical notions involved and their uses to enhance literary expression. The introduction surveys briefly the various ways of combining mathematics and literature in a piece of creative writing that enriches and supports communication in both disciplines.

Calculus Iii: Under The Influence Of Peer Instruction, 2022 Colorado School of Mines

#### Calculus Iii: Under The Influence Of Peer Instruction, Alan Von Herrmann, L. Jeneva Clark

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*

In peer Instruction, students engage with core course concepts and then explain those concepts to one another in small groups. Unlike in lecture format, peer instruction involves every student in the class. In Spring 2019, the first authot began using a modified version of peer instruction in Calculus III classes. He started each class by discussing important Calculus III concepts from three standpoints (the formula, the geometry behind the formula, and the physics behind the formula). During the last 20 minutes of each 50-minute class session, he polled the students using questions in the “Goldilocks Zone” – not too hard and ...

The Fractal Geometry Of Mathematics Classrooms: Navigating Classroom Environments In Factory-Model Schools, 2022 Appalachian State University

#### The Fractal Geometry Of Mathematics Classrooms: Navigating Classroom Environments In Factory-Model Schools, Cacey L. Wells

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*

Mathematics education has a diverse and complex history. After decades of national reform, mathematics classrooms today are still in desperate need of change. This article examines the current state of factory-model schooling through the lens of Mandelbrot's *The Fractal Geometry of Nature* in order to rethink pedagogic practices.

Irruption Of The New: Truth, Events, History, Parallels, Fidelity, 2022 Seattle University

#### Irruption Of The New: Truth, Events, History, Parallels, Fidelity, David L. Neel

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*

A historical meditation on non-Euclidean geometry, three Jesuits, a radical egalitarian mathematical philosopher, and the atom bomb, structured by word-count with attention to divisors of 441 and the Fano plane.

In Mathematics, As In Art, 2022 Université de Montréal

#### In Mathematics, As In Art, Andrew Granville

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*

The artist’s vision helps decide what should be created; the mathematician’s insight what can be created. Yet most people view art as merely decoration, or a reflection of existing reality, while they think of mathematics as just a tool for accurate scientific description. Can more people learn to value and enjoy both art and mathematics? And spend a lifetime exploring them and appreciating them for their own sakes?

The Aleph Of Borges And The Paradise Of Cantor, 2022 The Alan Turing Institute, London

#### The Aleph Of Borges And The Paradise Of Cantor, Raffaella Mulas

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*

The mathematician Georg Cantor, the writer Jorge Luis Borges, and the protagonist of Borges' short story *The Aleph*, Carlos Argentino Daneri, are seen here as three pieces of a single puzzle. We put these pieces together and we look at the surprising figure that we obtain.