Discover the maths behind craft and the craft behind maths at the Christchurch Maths Craft Day, Sunday 23 May.

Featuring a collection of craft creation stations as well as public talks by mathematicians and crafters, this celebration of maths promises to engage people of all ages. Knit a mathematical knot, crochet a Möbius strip, fold an origami octahedron, draw an impossible triangle, colour a Latin square, or listen to guest speakers talk about the fascinating relationships between maths and craft. Enthusiastic volunteers, experienced in both mathematics and crafts, will make you feel at home no matter what your age or background.

The UC Teece Museum will be open for the whole of Maths Craft Day from 10am-5pm. Try your hand at a craft activity in the gallery, explore the Myths and Mortals exhibition, and listen to a range of talks by crafty mathematicians in the Recital Room.
11am – Four colours are enough, Jeanette Macleod, University of Canterbury
1pm – Zigzags, Fractals, and Pleating, Michael Langton, University of Canterbury
3pm – Chaos in Crochet and Steel, Bernd Krauskopf & Hinke Osinga, University of Auckland

Open to everyone: experts and amateurs, maths-fans and maths-phobes, the crafty and the curious. No booking is required and entry is free.