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About Sam Hartburn

Sam offers proofreading, copy-editing and answer checking for maths textbooks and digital resources at all levels and for popular and recreational maths books and content. Find out more at www.qbfproofreading.co.uk. Follow her on Twitter at @SamHartburn or find her on LinkedIn.

Circles on a Harmonograph Curve: Sunday Maths Animations Week 2

For week 2 of my Sunday animations I’ve stuck with circles, this time on a harmonograph curve (which is a relation of the Lissajous curves).

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Hyperbolic Paraboloid in Matchmakers

For this year’s MathsJam Bakeoff I made a hyperbolic paraboloid out of matchmakers. For anybody who doesn’t know, matchmakers are thin chocolate sticks with crunchy bits, traditionally mint but now available in orange, salted caramel and possibly other flavours. They are delicious even when they are not being used for maths.

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Parametric T-shirts

I’m excited to share my new TeeMill site, selling T-shirts based on graphs of parametric equations.

Harmonograph Rainbow
Changing Waves
Spirally Flower

There are three designs currently available, and all can be bought in loose fit or fitted, and with or without the equations that created the design displayed underneath.

You can also find GeoGebra files, where you can play with the graphs of the equations yourself, here.