Category Archives: Serpentine Labyrinths

Thanks for the MathsJam Conference 2016 at Yarnfield Park near Stone, Staffordshire

I’ve only just discovered MathsJam, which may be meeting at a pub near you on the last but one Tuesday of each month, with Tuesday 13th.December 2016 a pre-Christmas exception. Here’s the MathsJam twitter site and a list of cities … Continue reading

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Tessellations for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second’s Ninetieth Birthday. Long may you reign.

I am old enough to remember the celebration of  the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, to whom we refer always as simply “The Queen”. I can even remember the date – 2nd. June 1953. In the village of Spratton, Northamptonshire, … Continue reading

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Pythagorean Pairs of Pairs…and the Occasional Triplet of Pairs

Here are small parts of two Serpentine Lattice Labyrinth tessellations. Though these two patterns look very different and the arrays of superlattice points (which we can take to be marked by the black squares) and symmetry axes are at different … Continue reading

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Lattice Labyrinth Tilings and Pavings: An Image Gallery

The thumbnailed gallery below is a handy summary of images included in the various posts of the Lattice Labyrinths blog and has now been copied as a page of the blog. In the course of time that page will tend … Continue reading

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Eine kleine Mathmusik : From Lattice Labyrinths via √-1 to Pythagorean Triples

Since starting this blog I have made a point of “following” twitter accounts maintained by passionate mathematics teachers and many have paid me the complement of following me in return. It is time I thanked them/you for this complement by … Continue reading

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Burns Night 2015. Single Malts, Tessellated Tartans and a Hexed Honeycomb for the Bard

Aberlour, Ben Nevis, Glen Moray, Jura, The Macallan, Monkey Shoulder – where’s the Laphroaig? One in fifteen guests brought a bottle of single malt whisky  to my latest decadal birthday party. And tomorrow the 25th of January is Burns Night, … Continue reading

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Consolation Tessellations for Brazil and Argentina

Thank you to today’s visitor to this blog from Brazil and best wishes to the inspiring neuro-psychologist from Rio de Janeiro who visited the Celebrating Cromford festival on Saturday 21st. June this year. Not only Brazil, but now also Argentina … Continue reading

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A Lattice Labyrinth for Today, 27th. March

As an alternative to designing designs for birthYEARS, how about some Lattice Labyrinths for birthDAYS. If we take the day and the month to be the separation parameters, so that 27th. March becomes (27,3) then one possibility is Serpentine Labyrinth … Continue reading

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Chinese Year of The Horse, Wood Horse Year 1954

Chinese Year 2014 began on 31st. January and is the Year of the Horse and also of the element Wood. I can’t do a Labyrinth with 2014 squares or triangles in its Repeat Unit (see the Making Manifest your Birthyear … Continue reading

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Mike’s 1994 Serpentine Labyrinth

After another extended struggle, I can reveal a construction of Serpentine Lattice Labyrinth (37,25), which has the desired repeat unit of 1994 squares, made up of two supertiles at right-angles to one another, and each comprising 997 squares. Finding this … Continue reading

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