Math Runes

Mike Naylor
Proceedings of Bridges 2013: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2013)
Pages 191–198


We examine a scheme to create simple patterns of lines or arcs within circles which represent mathematic functions. These delightful patterns contain splendid symmetries and relationships that invite mathematical exploration. Math runes can be used in the classroom with pupils of all ages to learn about functions and representations and to inspire artistic and mathematical wonder.