There are a few overarching takeaways mentioned below, mostly related to what kind of format we found engaging and easy to understand. Then we’ll share each of our favorite displays (almost all of them came from the Mathematica exhibit…nerds) with lots of videos and pictures!
We really enjoyed the exhibits that had moving parts to explore. Who doesn’t love a paper airplane competition to explore aerodynamics? Also, the visual representations of different statistical ideas like probability curves, the Monte Carlo method (i.e. random walkers), and multiplication were all super helpful for us to understand different ways people can interact with data and information.
Thoroughly inspired, D3 shares each of our favorite parts of the museum trip and why that is!
Ayana and Erica’s favorite, and a runner up for many of us, was the multiplication cube. Erica said it’s the first time in her life the the concept of cubing a number really made sense (as in 2^3=8). In this video, you can see what happens when you multiply 5 by 7 by 5.