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Games + exhibits + applications: across the Perspective, Dimension and Symmetry areas of the exhibition, this formula demonstrates the extent to which mathematics is a part of our everyday lives.

Mathematics exhibition – overview

Games + exhibits + applications = fun to the power of three! The Mathematics exhibition is based on this formula. The central elements here are cubes, which appear throughout the exhibition in the Introduction, Dimension, Perspective and Symmetry thematic areas. “Hanging” cubes contain key information and polyhedral interactive media stations, while cube-shaped experiment tables are spread throughout the exhibition. In this way, the interactive concept is placed in a geometric frame of reference, which is complemented by historical exhibits and insights into the practical applications of mathematics. A wide variety of games helps visitors to understand mathematical ways of thinking in a playful way, and richly illustrated exhibition texts reveal how such thinking is put into practice, for example in architecture. Particularly striking exhibits include a wooden pantograph from 1782, a gilded multipurpose divider from 1586, silver and ivory drawing instruments and an ellipsograph from South Korea that closely resembles the museum owl.

Plaster Models - selected objects of our collection

Gipsmodell: Onduloid / Rotationsfläche mit konstanter mittlerer Krümmung

From: Verlagshandlung Martin Schilling; Braunmühl, Anton von

Date: um 1900

Gipsmodell: Ring des Nodoid / Rotationsfläche mit konstanter mittlerer Krümmung

From: Verlagshandlung Martin Schilling; Braunmühl, Anton von

Date: um 1900

Gipsmodell: Katenoid / Rotationsfläche konstanter mittlerer Krümmung

From: Verlagshandlung Martin Schilling

Date: 1899 - 1906

Gipsmodell: Katenoid / Rotationsfläche konstanter mittlerer Krümmung

From: Verlagshandlung Martin Schilling; Braunmühl, Anton von

Date: 1899 - 1906

Gipsmodell: Kegeltypus / Rotationsfläche konstant negativer Krümmung

From: Verlagshandlung Martin Schilling; Bacharach, Isaak

Date: um 1900

Gipsmodell: Elliptisches Paraboloid mit Krümmungslinien

From: Verlagshandlung Martin Schilling; Diesel, Rudolf

Date: um 1900

Gipsmodell: Hyperbolisches Paraboloid mit Krümmungslinien

From: Diesel, Rudolf; Verlagshandlung Martin Schilling

Date: um 1900

Gipsmodell: Schraubenfläche mit konstanter negativer Krümmung

From: Verlagshandlung Martin Schilling; Vogel, Peter

Date: um 1900

Gipsmodell: Diagonalfläche von Clebsch

From: Rodenberg, Karl Friedrich

Date: 1986

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