## Iron Genie

The drawings from the *Iron Genie* don't flow from a Spryo Gryo pen, but rather the frequencies made by pendulums. See this harmonograph sculpture at work. What inspired artist Anita Chowdry to create this interactive scultpure?

The drawings from the *Iron Genie* don't flow from a Spryo Gryo pen, but rather the frequencies made by pendulums. See this harmonograph sculpture at work. What inspired artist Anita Chowdry to create this interactive scultpure?

Look around! Nature is full of patterns and shapes like the spiral symmetry of a pinecone. True, there are shapes that also appear fragmented or irregular but often there are smaller, self-similar shapes to the larger shape - for example, a tree branch has a similar shape to the larger tree. Mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot defined these "family of shapes" as "fractals" or the "geometry of nature."

Math anxiety is a negative emotion associated with activities such as homework and test taking. Math anxiety **is related** to poorer grades and testing scores. Oftentimes, students have a full understanding of the math concepts they are working with, and anxiety simply interferes with their ability to solve problems!