Friday, May 4, 2012

Math Magic.

How cool are these photos by Robin Moore, of high school students in the eighties learning math via string figures? (Read more about that from their teacher, James R. Murphy, here.) Growing up, I was never good at anything having to do with numbers - but I'm sure I would have loved this!


Wishing you all a happy weekend - what are your plans? Tonight, I'm getting on a plane and heading home to LA to visit family. I'll be there for ten days, and I couldn't be more excited. Sunshine, home cooking, these furry faces - ahh. I can't wait!

See you Monday!

Photos by Robin Moore. Via Wolf Eyebrows.

16 comments:

Jenna said...

Have an amazing time & enjoy the warm weather!! I love furry faces :)

Lisa said...

LOVE! As a kid I received many hours of math tutoring, but remained a hopeless case :) This method, however, would have resonated with me, I'm sure! Wishing you a good flight and a wonderful time in LA! How fun! P.S. such cute pets!

Melissa said...

Have a great trip! And please bring that sunny LA weather back with you. You should try and smuggle that cute pup back too!

angela said...

This math actually looks fun! Enjoy your trip to LA! Hope our weather stays warm for you. If you need any recommendations on where to go or feel like an LA Meet up let me know!
PS You should really try Chego on the westside!

Hannah Brandt said...

Yay! Have fun :)

Shoko said...

Melissa, I will try my darnedest! :)

Angela, thank you!! That is so sweet. I will let you know for sure!

myseastoryblog.com said...

i used to love playing with these :)
enjoy your trip to LA!
xx j

Kathy said...

The fact that someone was creative enough to figure out a way to teach math using string figures is amazing. I wish Mr. Murphy was my math teacher!

Safe travels to you, and have a wonderful wonderful time with your family and in LA! I'm going home (San Diego and LA) myself in a couple weeks to see family and friends, and I can't wait for walks on the beach, home-cooking, and Canele's baked pancake with the meyer lemon custard :-)

Shoko said...

Kathy, I do, too! And that's awesome about your trip coming up - I've actually never been to Canele but I've heard great things about it. Meyer lemon custard pancake?! I may have to squeeze in a visit :)

la vie quotidienne said...

Omg! your post reminds me when I was a child. It was funny!


xoxo from M√ľnchen
La Vie Quotidienne
www.laviequo.com

wmbg. said...

can't wait to see what you end up doing while you're here. welcome home!

trishie said...

This looks way cool!

Cookie and Kate said...

How great is that?! I loved playing with string like this as a kid, making cat's cradle and Jacob's ladder. I don't think I learned any math in the process, though!

Monica L. Shulman said...

I loved these when I was growing up...in the, ahem, 80s and 90s:)
hope you're having a wonderful time in LA:)

Shoko said...

Thanks, wmbg and Monica!

Joanna Goddard said...

these are awesome!

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