Laneway Learning: The Maths of Spirographs

Where maths and biros collide, the spirograph is formed

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Before you could draw an accurate likeness of your dog there's a pretty good chance you could weave a complex pattern with a pen and a piece of plastic. Spirographs, or hypotrochoid patterns, are rooted in some serious mathematics. Why do different sized circles make different shapes? And what does this humble shape have to do with the movement of the solar system? Come along and find out.

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Laneway Learning: The Maths of Spirographs details

The Little Mule Co.

19 Somerset Pl

Melbourne 3000

Nearby Stations: Flinders St; Melbourne Central; Flagstaff

Telephone 0404 581 778

Price $20.00

Date Tue 04 Sep 2012

Open 6.15-7.30pm

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