Raking leaves parallel lines

Raking can be dreary as we make it out to be. Or not. Credit:

While we’ve been going on a bit about the abundance and colors of falling leaves around us lately, it is a truth universally acknowledged that fall also brings with it the additional (hah!) chore of raking leaves. When working, consider one’s instruments. Rakes have been around for a long time, with records of instruments with […]

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The Book of Life: A Sequence Study

The Book of Life brings life and festivities to the dead!

With Halloween just around the corner, we thought we’d revisit an old favourite: The Book of Life. Bright, festive, and rich in Mexican culture and mythology, this movie speaks of death in a hopeful manner. It tells a tale about three young friends who grow up celebrating the tradition of November 2nd, otherwise known as the Day […]

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The color notation of fall

Autumn Leaves

Fall is the time when the leaves on the trees change their appearance, transforming the forest into a cornucopia of colors. At Zapzapmath, we like to think that life should be as colorful as our Mathlings (how many do you have in your spaceship?), and fall is the time when nature echoes our sentiment beautifully. […]

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Falling leaves: An estimation

It's that time of the year, folks. Credit: Mutts/

It’s October and we’re well in the mood for fall. Or autumn. Whatever you may call this season, we certainly enjoy the changing of the leaves. Pumpkin spiced lattes and fashion trends aside, there are few better ways of enjoying the fall than to go on a nature walk and watch the leaves twirl and […]

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The Emoji Movie: Factorial Fun in One

the emoji movie poster

The Emoji Movie is an emotive journey towards self discovery that translates itself well within the realm of modern hierographs. With its brightly depicted coming-of-age sequencing and silly poop humor to boot, the one thing that is clearly portrayed over and over again is the movie’s love for patterns. From layouts and phone displays, to […]

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