It’s Random Thursday time again, even though the little map on my stats page suggests that most of you probably won’t be reading this until Friday, what with all the cooking and carbo-loading and the tryptophan overdosing and dishwashing and so forth.
But that’s okay, since this post isn’t going to be all that random, either.
Jane, my ten-year old, who is addicted to the Youtube offerings of mathemusician Vihart,* showed me this video a couple of days ago:
“That’s perfect!” I said. “Does she have any side dishes?”
“Sure,” she said, clicking. “There’s Mathed Potatoes . . . ”
” . . . Or a Green Bean Matherole.”
“Wow,” I said. “Let me guess–Pi for dessert?”
“Well . . . Yeah, but that one gets really complicated. I want tau, instead.”
“What’s tau?” I asked, having passed trig by the grace of an extremely generous bell curve.
She grinned. “TWO pi.”
*And ASAPScience, MinutePhysics, and, unfortunately, Myfroggystuff, because she likes math and science, but her heart and piggy bank belong to the American Girl® Company.
6 thoughts on “A Randomly Mathematical Thanksgiving Thursday”
How’d you wind up with a mathematician?
And well may you ask, Lisa! 😉
Happy genetic accident—her paternal grandfather was a full professor of mathematics at Miami.
The math teacher I work would adore these. And I appreciate anyone who appreciates math and makes it fun since it is literally an alien language. I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful and full of laughter. 😀 I have a sneaking suspicion the latter is always readily available at your house.
Feel free to pass them along, Lisa—Vihart has plenty of ’em.
Our Thanksgiving was very nice and there were a lot of laughs and leftovers.
I hope yours was the same? 🙂
Wow! I’m not sure if I’m more impressed with Vihart for coming up with this, or with Janie for enjoying it so much!
I can see Jane as Vihart 2.0 in about fifteen years.