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July 6, 2012

 Bonjour  Mathematiquepigs,

Mathspig has just returned from Europe. And what does a little mathspig do when she is in Paris? Why she trots along to Maths Scene: 

the 13e Salon Culture & Jeux  Mathematique

or

The  13th Expo of Mathematical Games and Living Culture.

The Expo is sponsored by Universite of Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC) Sorbonne Universities to show that maths can be both fascinating and fun. In France, the home of Descartes, maths is often taught at school as if it were a ‘formal discipline’ or ‘ dead language’.

Run by the Comite International des Jeux Mathematiques (Committee of Mathematical Games) the expo is a feast of maths competitions, games and debates along with 75 game booths run by PhD maths students and sponsors.

Here are university students Aline and Elise (above) demonstrating some pretty tricky tessellations @ the Expo. The problems look so simple but Aline and Elise showed Mathspig how tricky tessellations can be.  Mathspig had to think.

This is a page (below) from one Expo brochure:

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Here is the front cover of another brochure:

 Three fascinating maths ideas Mathspig took home to Australia from the Mathematique Expo are:

Morph Me

What’s the time? Flintstone O’Clock

I’m Forever Blowing Cubic Bubbles!

Merci, Mes Amis, Le Comite International des Jeux Mathematiques

Au Revoir

Mathspig

PS: The spectacular 3D fractal image on the top brochure was designed by Jérémie Brunet. You can find more of his amaaaaazing images at his website.


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