If you are looking for a truly unique way to learn about the history of Amsterdam, this tour will be a great addition to your visit to this beautiful city. We will walk around the city center exploring the many mathematical treasures that are hidden among the streets and canals of Amsterdam. From art sculptures to timelines to strange number systems, you will see and learn many surprising things about how Amsterdam developed into the city it is today. Among other things, you will discover how to read an abacus, how sundials work and unique uses of different numeral systems that found throughout the city. The tour was designed both for math lovers and rest of the world who haven't discovered that they like math yet. This is more of an off-the-beaten-path tour. We do walk by many of the famous buildings and monuments but I won't necessarily talk about them unless you ask. The tour is more focused on learning about hidden things that you normally wouldn't notice. For more photo examples of things that you will see on the tour, look for "mathinamsterdam" on Instagram or visit my website: www.mathinamsterdam.com
After teaching mathematics in schools for over 10 years, I have decided to take my classroom outside and use the world to investigate my love of mathematics. I am an American mathematics educator that has been exploring Amsterdam for many years now. I have created a map of all of the mathematically intriguing things inside Amsterdam city limits which currently has over 160 things. On the tour, we will see roughly 20 of these oddities in the city center.
Various areas in the city center beginning at Amsterdam Central Station and ending at Westermarkt. During the walk, we will also be exploring the areas of Nieuwmarkt, the Old Jewish District, Waterlooplein, and Dam Square.
最多可有10位年满8周岁的参与者参加。 Guests do NOT need to be 'good in mathematics' in order to come on this tour and you can leave your calculators at home. There isn't a test at the end but I do ask a few questions throughout the tour which are accessible to…
An umbrella or sunglasses (and drinking water) depending on the weather