Rational Tangles: A Mathematical Dance

Amanda Serenevy

Tuesday March 21st 2023 - 6:30 pm ET

Leighton Auditorium, Main Branch, St. Joseph County Public Library

Two ropes plus two dance moves equals a fascinating mathematical puzzle! Working as a group, we will use fractions to undo intertwined ropes without seeing the tangle. This dance is also a mathematical model that relates to contemporary DNA research. At the end, we will brainstorm questions about the puzzle that could lead to new discoveries, and talk a bit about what it means to be creative in the discipline of mathematics.

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