High-flying functions: Marching Jayhawks’ star twirler sees math in her pastime

From the YouTube description:

As an internationally competitive baton twirler in Toronto, Canada, Nicole Johnson impressed audiences with the degree of difficulty found in her acrobatic routines. As a Jayhawk, she found a way to express that complexity using another talent — math. Nicole Johnson received an Undergraduate Research Award for “Baton Twirling into the Fourth Dimension.” Working with associate professor Estela Gavosto, she translated her astonishing performances into equally beautiful graphs. “Just being able to show that there’s this different side of math than what you normally see — that is one of the really cool outcomes of this project,” says Johnson, who graduated in May 2019 with honors in both mathematics and engineering physics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peGl6N7SqjY

Dancing Statistics: Part 4

From the YouTube description:

A four minute film demonstrating the statistical concept of correlation through dance.

Project title: ‘Communicating Psychology to the Public through Dance’ (AKA ‘Dancing Statistics’)

Founder & Co-Producer: Lucy Irving
Project Manager & Co-Producer: Elise Phillips
Statistical Lead & Co-Producer: Professor Andy Field
Choreographer: Masha Gurina
Filmmaker: Kyle Stevenson

These films were funded by a BPS Public Engagement with additional funding from IdeasTap.
http://www.bps.org.uk/news/bps-funded…

If you have questions or comments about this film please contact @statsdancer #dancingstatistics or dancingstatistics@gmail.com

The BPS runs an annual public engagement grant scheme. Through these grants we aim to help members promote the relevance of evidence-based psychology to wider audiences either through direct work or by organising interesting and relevant communications activities. For press inquiries please contact the BPS Press Office.
http://www.bps.org.uk/what-we-do/awar…

IdeasTap is an arts charity for young, creative people at the start of their careers.
Visit their website for more information http://www.ideastap.com.

 

Dancing Statistics: Part 3

From the YouTube description:

A five minute film demonstrating the statistical concept of variance through dance.

Project title: ‘Communicating Psychology to the Public through Dance’ (AKA ‘Dancing Statistics’)

Founder & Co-Producer: Lucy Irving
Project Manager & Co-Producer: Elise Phillips
Statistical Lead & Co-Producer: Professor Andy Field
Choreographer: Masha Gurina
Filmmaker: Kyle Stevenson

These films were funded by a BPS Public Engagement with additional funding from IdeasTap.
http://www.bps.org.uk/news/bps-funded…

If you have questions or comments about this film please contact @statsdancer #dancingstatistics or dancingstatistics@gmail.com

The BPS runs an annual public engagement grant scheme. Through these grants we aim to help members promote the relevance of evidence-based psychology to wider audiences either through direct work or by organising interesting and relevant communications activities. For press inquiries please contact the BPS Press Office.

http://www.bps.org.uk/what-we-do/awar…

IdeasTap is an arts charity for young, creative people at the start of their careers.
Visit their website for more information http://www.ideastap.com.

 

Dancing Statistics: Part 2

From the YouTube description:

A five minute film demonstrating the statistical concept of sampling & standard error through dance.

Project title: ‘Communicating Psychology to the Public through Dance’ (AKA ‘Dancing Statistics’)

Founder & Co-Producer: Lucy Irving
Project Manager & Co-Producer: Elise Phillips
Statistical Lead & Co-Producer: Professor Andy Field
Choreographer: Masha Gurina
Filmmaker: Kyle Stevenson

These films were funded by a BPS Public Engagement with additional funding attracted from IdeasTap.
http://www.bps.org.uk/news/bps-funded…

If you have questions or comments about this film please contact @statsdancer #dancingstatistics or dancingstatistics@gmail.com

The BPS runs an annual public engagement grant scheme. Through these grants we aim to help members promote the relevance of evidence-based psychology to wider audiences either through direct work or by organising interesting and relevant communications activities. For press inquiries please contact the BPS Press Office.

http://www.bps.org.uk/what-we-do/awar…

IdeasTap is an arts charity for young, creative people at the start of their careers.
Visit their website for more information http://www.ideastap.com.

 

Dancing Statistics: Part 1

From the YouTube description:

A three minute film demonstrating the statistical concept of frequency distributions through dance.

Project title: ‘Communicating Psychology to the Public through Dance’ (AKA ‘Dancing Statistics’)

Founder & Co-Producer: Lucy Irving
Project Manager & Co-Producer: Elise Phillips
Statistical Lead & Co-Producer: Professor Andy Field
Choreographer: Masha Gurina
Filmmaker: Kyle Stevenson

These films were funded by a BPS Public Engagement with additional funding from IdeasTap.
http://www.bps.org.uk/news/bps-funded…

If you have questions or comments about this film please contact @statsdancer #dancingstatistics or dancingstatistics@gmail.com

The BPS runs an annual public engagement grant scheme. Through these grants we aim to help members promote the relevance of evidence-based psychology to wider audiences either through direct work or by organising interesting and relevant communications activities. For press inquiries please contact the BPS Press Office.

http://www.bps.org.uk/what-we-do/awar…

IdeasTap is an arts charity for young, creative people at the start of their careers.
Visit their website for more information http://www.ideastap.com.

Beautiful Dance Moves

 

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Constructing a regular pentagon

One of my former students at UNT put together this fabulous interpretative dance for constructing a regular pentagon using straightedge and compass.