Math is everywhere in nature! Look around, the pattern
of spots on your dog, the delicate symmetry of butterfly
wings, the shape of crystals in salt are all evidence of
some of the mathematical properties of nature.
Nature’s Numbers provides opportunities for play with math and nature. Nature's Numbers is divided into four themes, one is especially adapted for younger audiences.
- Repeating Patterns explores patterns found in nature, such as plants or snowflakes.
- Basic Shapes and Structures offers infinite opportunities for children to discover and become familiar with shapes found in nature.
- From arches in rock formations to spirals in seashells, Designs in Nature relate nature specifically to math.
- And finally, by asking visitors to solve nature’s puzzles, we create a natural foundation for Mathematical Inquiry.
Education Materials (Pre and Post)
Sponsors and credits
Nature's Numbers is presented by Shasta Pathology Associates & Kool April Nites.
Nature's Numbers was created and is toured by The Franklin Institute.