The Math, Art, and Science of Snow

This is what being stuck inside during a blizzard does to me…makes me look for all of the snow-related math things I can find!

Here’s one all about the structure of snowflakes:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080117093448.htm

This one is all about how to build snowflakes using fractals:

http://www.math.hmc.edu/funfacts/ffiles/20006.3.shtml

This site is from CalTech all about snowflakes and snow crystals – including an amazing photo gallery:

http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/

Here is a great site about the symmetry of snowflakes:

http://www.wolaver.org/math/snowflakes.htm

Okay…I guess that’s enough of the math geek stuff! Hope you’re home, safe and warm!

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About gpsmathcoach

I am an Elementary Math Coach for the Greenwich Public Schools in Greenwich, Connecticut. I serve 11 elementary schools and approximately 240 teachers.
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