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Wendy B. Sanchez and David M. Glassmeyer

In this 3-part activity, students use paper-folding and an interactive computer sketch to develop the equation of a parabola given the focus and directrix.

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When visitors enter the High Museum in Atlanta, one of the first pieces of art they encounter is Physic Garden, by Molly Hatch (details in photographs 1 and 2). Physic Garden consists of 456 handpainted dinner plates arranged to form a rectangle with 24 horizontal rows and 19 vertical columns and extends from the floor to the ceiling of the first floor. The design of the “plate painting” was inspired by two mid-18th-century English ceramic plates from the museum's collection (photograph 3).

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Readers comment on published articles and share their mathematical interests.

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Diana Cheng and David Thompson

Labyrinths inspire questions about measuring path lengths and representing patterns.

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A set of problems of many types

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Christopher E. Smith and Jana N. Paré

Mathematics and art share perspective and prominence in this collaborative learning experience.

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Arsalan Wares

A paper-folding problem is easy to understand and model, yet its solution involves rich mathematical thinking in the areas of geometry and algebra.

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A set of problems of many types