Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – The Seaborg Exploration Center at Northern Michigan University has opened a new exhibit. “Everyone Does Mathematics” is the third exhibit in a series sponsored by SBC Ameritech. It shows how mathematics has been used over the centuries and across many cultures to understand the world, to accomplish tasks and for amusement.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Visitors have the opportunity to try out calculating instruments devised in ancient times as well as newer devices like the computer. Visitors can play games from many parts of the world or use computer software that allows them to create tessellating pictures and designs.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The exhibit includes examples of mathematics- and logic-based puzzles and games from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. There are many examples on display of how different societies and cultures made use of mathematical principles and symbolism for practical and religious use. Other displays show the use of complex mathematical patterning in artwork.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  “Everyone Does Mathematics” is on view until Dec. 13, when the NMU semester ends. The Seaborg Exploration Center is open each weekday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To arrange special school visits and tours, call the Seaborg Center at (906) 227-2002.

"For more information, contact the NMU Seaborg Center at (906) 227-2002."

Prepared By
Jessica Holman