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Help me find a catchy name for my final math project.

I am about to finish my last math class for this lifetime (hopefully). I am doing a short presentation and a poster on the subject "The Mathematics of Snowflakes". I have my text and graphics done and I just realized I will get 10 extra points if I have a great title. The snowflake curve is in my text but that isn't really very exciting. Does anyone have any great idea's.
posted by cairnoflore to Education (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I am about to finish my last math class for this lifetime (hopefully). I am doing a short presentation and a poster on the subject "The Mathematics of Snowflakes". I have my text and graphics done and I just realized I will get 10 extra points if I have a great title. The snowflake curve is in my text but that isn't really very exciting. Does anyone have any great idea's.

I haven't assembled the poster yet. It will be a blue poster with white and silver snowflakes placed around the text. The text will be typed on white paper and I haven't made my final decision on the placement yet. I wanted to get all of my text done and then start the placement process.

posted by cairnoflore at 11:09 PM on November 29, 2012

posted by cairnoflore at 11:09 PM on November 29, 2012

"Don't count the yellow snow"? A lot more info regarding where this project will be presented would be nice.

posted by Packed Lunch at 11:19 PM on November 29, 2012

posted by Packed Lunch at 11:19 PM on November 29, 2012

I suggest "tTthHheEe sSsnNnoOowWwfFflLlaAakKkeEe cCcuUurRrvVveEe."

posted by Monsieur Caution at 11:22 PM on November 29, 2012 [2 favorites]

posted by Monsieur Caution at 11:22 PM on November 29, 2012 [2 favorites]

Geometric Conglomerations: Math with the White Stuff

A Poly Math Story

Snow White: Examining a Fractal Life

posted by faineant at 11:24 PM on November 29, 2012

A Poly Math Story

Snow White: Examining a Fractal Life

posted by faineant at 11:24 PM on November 29, 2012

Snow White: A Fractal Faerie Tale

(oh dang, brain twins, faineant!!)

posted by These Birds of a Feather at 11:54 PM on November 29, 2012

(oh dang, brain twins, faineant!!)

posted by These Birds of a Feather at 11:54 PM on November 29, 2012

Flaky math

posted by Sourisnoire at 12:21 AM on November 30, 2012 [1 favorite]

posted by Sourisnoire at 12:21 AM on November 30, 2012 [1 favorite]

"Smilla's Math" referring to the novel "Smilla's Sense of Snow" by Danish author Peter Høeg set in Greenland in which the main character - Smilla - has a visceral understanding of all types of snow. She solves a mystery because of this particular talent.

(BTW - The book also has a very unsatisfying ending so if you run short of time and don't finish, you can just argue you were carrying the metaphor all the way.)

posted by three blind mice at 1:19 AM on November 30, 2012

(BTW - The book also has a very unsatisfying ending so if you run short of time and don't finish, you can just argue you were carrying the metaphor all the way.)

posted by three blind mice at 1:19 AM on November 30, 2012

Snow Two The Same.

Discussions on Polar Coordinates.

posted by MuffinMan at 1:34 AM on November 30, 2012

Discussions on Polar Coordinates.

posted by MuffinMan at 1:34 AM on November 30, 2012

Uniquely flaky

posted by Prof Iterole at 1:38 AM on November 30, 2012

posted by Prof Iterole at 1:38 AM on November 30, 2012

"Eskimo Math - Of Snow and Numbers"

Or something else starting with "Eskimo Math" and a nice subtitle using the common folklore, that Eskimos have a gazillion words for the white stuff.

"Game of Cones - Math in Winterfell"

"The Snow must go on"

posted by KMB at 1:40 AM on November 30, 2012

Or something else starting with "Eskimo Math" and a nice subtitle using the common folklore, that Eskimos have a gazillion words for the white stuff.

"Game of Cones - Math in Winterfell"

"The Snow must go on"

posted by KMB at 1:40 AM on November 30, 2012

White Ismath

posted by mannequito at 2:13 AM on November 30, 2012

posted by mannequito at 2:13 AM on November 30, 2012

Special Snowflake Details

Deep and Crisp and Even Numbers

Christmas Numberwang.

posted by Segundus at 2:57 AM on November 30, 2012

Deep and Crisp and Even Numbers

Christmas Numberwang.

posted by Segundus at 2:57 AM on November 30, 2012

The Mathemagics of Snowflakes

Everywhere Continuous, Nowhere Differentiable

A Tangent without Tangents

Snow and Ice, and Hail, and Frost, and Rime, and Graupel, and Fernlike Dendritic Crystals

F++F++F

F → F−F++F−F

Snowflakes are Letters Sent from Heaven

--

Are you using some of Bentley's Photos?

Some other links:

Vi Hart's Triangle Party has the Koch curve; though i like her Infinity Elephants more

This Chemical Reaction reminds me of the Koch Curve

"last math class for this lifetime (hopefully)" :( That comment saddens me. I hope you'll study math outside of class in all your lifetimes. If you've ever benefited from using a computer, such as, by reading Mefi, know that the Koch curve is part of the esoteric, intentionally non-useful branch of math that became the very useful computer industry

posted by at at 6:24 AM on November 30, 2012 [3 favorites]

Everywhere Continuous, Nowhere Differentiable

A Tangent without Tangents

Snow and Ice, and Hail, and Frost, and Rime, and Graupel, and Fernlike Dendritic Crystals

F++F++F

F → F−F++F−F

Snowflakes are Letters Sent from Heaven

--

Are you using some of Bentley's Photos?

Some other links:

Vi Hart's Triangle Party has the Koch curve; though i like her Infinity Elephants more

This Chemical Reaction reminds me of the Koch Curve

"last math class for this lifetime (hopefully)" :( That comment saddens me. I hope you'll study math outside of class in all your lifetimes. If you've ever benefited from using a computer, such as, by reading Mefi, know that the Koch curve is part of the esoteric, intentionally non-useful branch of math that became the very useful computer industry

posted by at at 6:24 AM on November 30, 2012 [3 favorites]

Thanks everyone for your help. All the suggestions are great but I haven't pick my favorite yet.

As for my sad comment, My current class is Contemporary Mathematics and I have, for the first time, really enjoyed math. Honestly before this class I never new what a fractal was. I have spent the last 3 years solving equations that I seemed rather pointless but I guess necessary to get into a level of math that is more fun and practical.

posted by cairnoflore at 8:01 AM on November 30, 2012

As for my sad comment, My current class is Contemporary Mathematics and I have, for the first time, really enjoyed math. Honestly before this class I never new what a fractal was. I have spent the last 3 years solving equations that I seemed rather pointless but I guess necessary to get into a level of math that is more fun and practical.

posted by cairnoflore at 8:01 AM on November 30, 2012

Snow Business

A Flurry of Interest

The Greatest Snow on Earth!

It's Snow Time!

Off to See the Blizzard

posted by carmicha at 8:47 AM on November 30, 2012

A Flurry of Interest

The Greatest Snow on Earth!

It's Snow Time!

Off to See the Blizzard

posted by carmicha at 8:47 AM on November 30, 2012

I don't have a catchy title for you (although "Discussions on Polar Coordinates." cracks me up, but I don't think it really will work with what you've described), but as someone who has seen a lot of math posters:

Don't have pages of normal sized text just taped to your poster board. You should be typing in at least 36 pt text, and you should be able to read it standing at arms length. Try to make it engaging, not just an info dump. Hopefully it's not due today.

posted by leahwrenn at 9:04 AM on November 30, 2012

Don't have pages of normal sized text just taped to your poster board. You should be typing in at least 36 pt text, and you should be able to read it standing at arms length. Try to make it engaging, not just an info dump. Hopefully it's not due today.

posted by leahwrenn at 9:04 AM on November 30, 2012

There's always something like

"Computing in a winter wonderland"

"Plotting in a winter wonderland"

"Graphing ... "

If it's the Koch curve, how about

"Walking in a fractal wonderland"?

(You still haven't really said what your poster's on. "The mathematics of snowflakes" isn't clear. Types of snowflakes? Snowflake growth? Just the Koch curve?)

posted by leahwrenn at 9:07 AM on November 30, 2012

"Computing in a winter wonderland"

"Plotting in a winter wonderland"

"Graphing ... "

If it's the Koch curve, how about

"Walking in a fractal wonderland"?

(You still haven't really said what your poster's on. "The mathematics of snowflakes" isn't clear. Types of snowflakes? Snowflake growth? Just the Koch curve?)

posted by leahwrenn at 9:07 AM on November 30, 2012

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posted by oceanjesse at 11:02 PM on November 29, 2012