Jan 04, 2016 2016-01-04
Designed for children and the general public, Mathigon showcases the tremendous power, great beauty, and countless applications of mathematics. Mathigon uses interactive ebooks, games, animations, and videos to present advanced mathematical ideas in new and innovative ways. The topics range from prime numbers to hyperbolic geometry, networks, origami, or quantum mechanics. The graphics and presentation, utilizing the web’s interactivity, make advanced mathematics accessible and exciting. One example is Mathigon Active, a prototype for the next generation of digital textbooks. While working through a chapter, students solve puzzles and complete activities. They can ask questions or request hints just as they do with a real tutor. Mathigon observes students’ ability and behavior, and seamlessly adjusts the pace and following content, giving every student an individual and streamlined learning experience.