As you are watching “The Great Math Mystery”

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As you are watching “The Great Math Mystery” answer these questions:
Give me examples of how math is an essential part of:
 Art Music Architecture NatureWhat is the “Fibonacci Sequence”?
Where does this occur in nature?
Explain in your own words the “lemur experiment.”
How does Pi appear in our everyday lives?
How does jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding use math?
How old was the math prodigy when he scored a perfect 800 on the math SAT?
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How did Max Tegmark use video games to show how math is connected to reality?
When might math be “reasonably ineffective”? (examples from video only)
What is the difference between precision and approximation?
Which is an engineer more concerned with? (Precision or approximation) and why?
Who is this?
What did he do?
After watching, do you think that math is an invention or a discovery?
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Where does Math come from?
Define Symmetrical Patterns:
What are the symmetrical patterns in tigers?
Is Math apart of nature or something installed
in your brain by birth? Explain
How many spirals are in a sunflower, and
what are those numbers called?
What tells you which color is in a rainbow?
How are our lives similar to a computer
game?
How does music resonate math?
What are the ratios for Octave, Fifth, and
Fourth?
How many times does the Planet Mercury
obit the sun?
Who was the Greek God that believed that
Geometry and Mathematics exist in their own
ideal world?
What two animals are we humans compared
to?
What is the difference between dropping a
bowling ball, rather than dropping a bouncy
ball?
What is the mathematical equation to
Gravity?
Who is James Maxwell?
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Why is math such a huge asset in life?
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Besides math, what did you mainly learn while watching the episode?
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