Can turtle graphics really help you solve cubic equations? Sounds unlikely…

Wow! In less than half an hour, you’ll learn lots of exciting new math from Burkard the Mathologer!

So watch his Turtle Math, in which you’ll learn how to use turtle graphics to solve cubic equations. Along the way you’ll find out about Horner’s method (if you don’t know it already), origami, Lill’s Method, and some new visualizations of Pascal’s Triangle. Of course, as we know from Ted Nelson, everything is deeply intertwingled, so perhaps it isn’t too surprising that all these should be related — but the specifics certainly surprised me. In the Mathologer’s words, it is “really amazing.”

So go watch it.

Then watch it again. It deserves two — actually at least two — viewings.

Categories: Math