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Many Hands Make Fractals Tactile


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Fractal model

Working with Jeannine Mosley, a software engineer, Margaret Wertheim spent the past year teaching people about fractals by building a giant fractal model out of 48,912 business cards.

Credit: Margaret Wertheim/Institute for Figuring

Human beings are born with an innate capacity to learn languages. Yet while mathematics is the language of pattern and form, many people struggle to acquire even its basic grammar.

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