MathsAlive comes to Gingin’s Gravity Discovery Centre

Riley Johnston (tour guide/astronomer) in the Binary Imaging Exhibition.  Photo: Martin Kennealey
Riley Johnston (tour guide/astronomer) in the Binary Imaging Exhibition. Photo: Martin Kennealey

AN interactive exhibition at the Gravity Discovery Centre will bring maths to life through activities children enjoy the most.

Raytheon will present its MathsAlive exhibition to inspire and reveal the possibilities maths offers at the Gingin science hub from July 14 to November 7.

Maths Alive festival – Ramp It Up. Photo: Martin Kennealey

The 465sq m exhibition explores the real maths behind video games, sports, fashion, music and robotics through interactive and immersive experiences.

Visitors can ride a snowboard in a 3D experience, capture a 360-degree image, jump into a fractal dance party and design a skateboard for “pop” – the snapping motion that allows a board to do better tricks.

Maths Alive festival – ‘Shadow Play’ by Kumi Yamashita. Photo: Martin Kennealey

The exhibit will take math from its native form into the applied worlds of design, engineering, technology and science.

People can also explore and operate simulations of NASA’s latest robotics, including Curiosity Rover, and learn how engineers design more sustainable infrastructure.

Visit http://gravitycentre.com.au/maths-alive/ for more information.