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Leonardo’s Largely Irrational Math Prize

Leonardo’s Largely Irrational Math Prize

  • October 30, 2018
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Type : Challenge / Competition
Number of Students : 100
Due Date : March 1-2, 2019 for Twin Cities Regional and March 30-31, 2019 for State.
Location : Minneapolis, MN, USA

Leonardo’s Basement is offering prizes for mathematics at the 2019 Twin Cities Regional and Minnesota State Science and Engineering.  The contest is “irrational” because the prizes are based on an irrational number:

1st Prize – $62.83 = 2π * $10

2nd Prize – $27.18 = e * $10

3rd Prize – $14.14 = 2 * $10

The contest is “not entirely irrational” because what we are looking for are projects that physically demonstrate a mathematical principle.  Example projects:

  • Wooden building blocks that prove the Pythagorean Theorem

  • A play about a mathematical discovery  

  • A painting that explores the approximation of π

  • Hip hop compositions on how a coffee cup and a doughnut are topologically the same thing.  

All entrants to the mathematics section of the 2019 Twin Cities Regional and Minnesota State Science and Engineering will receive an opportunity(Free!) to show their project again at the 2019 Minneapolis/St. Paul Mini Maker Faire and attend an awards ceremony and party for the winners of the Leonardo’s Largely Irrational Math Prize.

Contact info:

Edward Vogel – Contest Facilitator ed_vogel@yahoo.com

Leonardo’s Basement – leonardosbasement.org

2018 Minneapolis/St. Paul Mini Maker Faire – msp.makerfaire.com

High quality 11×17 poster in pdf available via this link:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Y0cbYMj2Dyoi2PsrT4-ZvVv8ghLsODDX/view?usp=sharing


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