I am an English major. I love words, quotes, books. But I also appreciate math and music, even though I am not especially good at either. As a teacher, for example, I recognize that the study of both disciplines can help students grapple with and master critical and creative thinking. They help people see the world in different ways, emphasizing structure, patterns, depth and complexity. Howard Gardner even identifies each discipline as a separate way of interacting with the world in his Multiple Intelligences Theory first espoused in 1983.
I give that bit of a preamble as way of explaining why the following video caught my eye. Well, more accurately, caught my ear. It just intrigued me! Apparently there is a controversy in the mathematical world over whether Pi is the best representation of the circle constant as has always been the traditional view. Some are now proposing a new circle constant, named Tau. Michael Hartl presents The Tau Manifesto, if you want to read more about it.
But you can also take a listen! The following video provides a musical interpretation of the new controversial circle constant to 126 decimal places played at 125.6 bpm. I predict you will find this video intriguing, whether you understand math or play a musical instrument or not. For me, it is an example of the wonders of our world! Enjoy!