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The Math Images Project

Welcome students at all levels, teachers, mathematicians, and all those who enjoy interesting images, to the Math Images Project! Here you can find some amazing and often beautiful images related to mathematics and also learn something about the math behind the images.

Our goal is to give people a new and enjoyable perspective on mathematics and to encourage people to learn even more by contributing to our site.

A favorite view of ours is: Mathematics is the science of pattern*. It's not just numbers and formulas!

In the menu on the right, you can choose where to begin your exploration. There are many more things available on this site. They can be accessed using the left sidebar.





What you can do at the Math Images Project:
  • Ask questions about the material, to help your understanding of it or to see how the information can be extended. To ask questions about a specific image, just click the 'discussion' tab at the top of its image page.
  • Ask general questions about mathematics or specific math topics by visiting the Community Portal.
  • Contribute to or expand image descriptions:
  • These pages need K-12 explanations
  • These pages need college level explanations
  • Many other pages could use more work!
  • Do a class project about a math image or the math behind the image
  • Create an image page from an image you've made or found.
  • On our feedback page, tell us what needs improving or what you like about the site.

Getting Started



Explore Math Images

Click on an image below to learn more about it!

Four Color Theorem
Cantor Set
Henon Attractor
Seven Bridges of Königsberg
Hyperbolic Tilings
Change of Coordinates

Math is for Everyone

One of the objectives of the Math Images Project is to provide a variety of explanations for each of the images on our site, so that everyone can understand (or learn) the math behind the images. So, if you notice an image that's missing a good explanation and you understand some of the math behind it, please consider contributing to our site!



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