@SFOMuseum Instagram Posts tagged #math This is SFO Museum's archive of the @SFOMuseum Instagram account. There are 12 posts .

During the early twentieth century, the idea that children should spend time at play or in school, rather than working outside the home, led to toys that encouraged learning. This image was posted on April 11, 2022. #mathatsfo #mathematics #math #teaching
Modern cryptosystems rely on huge prime numbers for secure cyphers. This image was posted on March 28, 2022. #mathatsfo #mathematics #math #cryptology #cipher
Happy Pi Day! This image was posted on March 14, 2022. #piday #math #mathatsfo #mathematics
Throughout World War II and the Space Race of the 1950s and ’60s, mechanical calculators and slide rules aided “human computers” whose calculations contributed to groundbreaking projects. This image was posted on March 09, 2022. #mathatsfo #nasa #katherinejohnson #marywjackson #humancomputers #mathematics #math #womenshistorymonth
During the 1930s, the smallest calculator weighed several pounds. This image was posted on February 16, 2022. #mathatsfo #curtherzstark #curta #calculator #math
Do you see the tricks these objects are playing? This image was posted on December 29, 2021. #mathatsfo #mathematics #math #mirrors #kokichisugihara #symmetry
Henry Segerman (@henryseg) is a professor of mathematics at Oklahoma State University. This image was posted on November 30, 2021. #mathatsfo #math #mathematics #3dprinting
Intrigued by topology—the study of geometric properties that do not change when you stretch a shape— Bay Area physicist Cliff Stoll began making Klein bottles. This image was posted on October 25, 2021. #mathatsfo #mathematics #math #möbiusloop #kleinbottle
Artist Stacy Speyer began making this series of geometric metal sculptures as an artist-in-residence at the Exploratorium. This image was posted on October 04, 2021. #mathatsfo #mathematics #math #stacyspeyer #metal #sculpture
A Möbius band is a ribbon that closes upon itself after making an odd number of 180-degree flips. This image was posted on September 10, 2021. #mathatsfo #mathematics #math #carloséquin #möbius #mobius
Our newest exhibition, “Mathematics: Vintage and Modern” is now on display post-security in Terminal 2! This image was posted on July 30, 2021. #mathematics #mathatsfo #math #maths
What’s going on in the museum? This image was posted on July 26, 2021. #behindthescenes #sneakpeek #mathematics #math #mathatsfo #museummonday