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Math­sAlive ex­hi­bi­tion at Grav­ity Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre looks at num­bers in things kids love.

AN in­ter­ac­tive ex­hi­bi­tion at the Grav­ity Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre will bring maths to life through ac­tiv­i­ties chil­dren en­joy the most.

Raytheon’s Maths Alive ex­hi­bi­tion, which aims to in­spire and re­veal the pos­si­bil­i­ties maths of­fers, will be at the Gin­gin sci­ence hub from July 14 to Novem­ber 7.

The 465sq m ex­hi­bi­tion ex­plores the real maths be­hind video games, sports, fash­ion, mu­sic and ro­bot­ics through in­ter­ac­tive and im­mer­sive ex­pe­ri­ences.

Vis­i­tors can ride a snow­board in a 3D ex­pe­ri­ence, cap­ture a 360-de­gree image, jump into a frac­tal dance party and de­sign a skate­board for “pop” - the snap­ping mo­tion that al­lows a board to do bet­ter tricks.

The ex­hibit will take math from its na­tive form into the ap­plied worlds of de­sign, en­gi­neer­ing, tech­nol­ogy and sci­ence.

Peo­ple can also ex­plore and op­er­ate sim­u­la­tions of NASA’s lat­est ro­bot­ics, in­clud­ing Cu­rios­ity Rover, and learn how engi­neers de­sign more sus­tain­able in­fras­truc­ture.

Visit www.grav­i­ty­cen­ for more.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Tour guide and as­tronomer Riley John­ston.

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