Parker Glynn-Adey

UTM Math Club — The Diamond System

Posted in Math by pgadey on 2019/10/09

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I gave a string workshop at the UTM Math Club. It was very experimental. I wanted to highlight the algorithmic aspect of string figures. We were going to do the first bit of inoli’s Diamonds System.

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Geometric Reflections

Posted in Math by pgadey on 2019/07/25

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Kaleidoscopes create wonderful geometric patterns.
They are both beautiful and thought provoking.

There is something pleasing to a mystic in such a land of mirrors. For a mystic is one who holds that two worlds are better than one. In the highest sense, indeed, all thought is reflection — Chesterton

In this talk, I outlined the mathematical theory of kaleidoscopes.
We introduced Coxeter geometries, and classified them in the plane.
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Science Unlimited — Knot Theory and Cat’s Cradle: A Brief Introduction to Storer Calculus

Posted in Lecture Notes by pgadey on 2018/08/14

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The handout for the talk is available here:

https://pgadey.ca/teaching/talks/science-unlimited-2018-storer-calculus.pdf

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Canada Math Camp — Storer Calculus

Posted in Math by pgadey on 2018/07/31

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Mathematics and Games (Kangaroo Math 2014)

Posted in Math by pgadey on 2014/03/23

On Sunday, March 23rd, 2014, I gave a talk to parents of kids writing the 2014 Kangaroo Math contest. The slides are available here: Kangaroo 2014 Slides. The content of the talk was a discussion of Tic-Tac-Toe in disguise, and a proof of the winning strategy for Nim.

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