Category Archives: mathematics

Episode 49: Weaving

Weaving had been a tradition passed down through Atayal and Sediq women. Many start learning as early as 7 or 8 years old. In this episode, Taws will show kids the traditional loom, and how traditional weaving is done. Elders use number series and geometry to weave patterns that rival modern clothing!


Episode 45: Three Stone Stove

This episode introduces the “three stone stove” of the Rukai people, which uses the air flow to assist in making fire. By examining the tripod of the “three stone stove”, students can understand why three legs are more stable than four. Through the transfer and dissipation of heat, the principle of air convection is illustrated to the audience.