Gillette, Andrew. (2020). How do you connect the dots?. In S. Kohli (Ed.), Math Circle Activity Database. American Institute of Mathematics.

How do you connect the dots?

Math Circles:
Suppose you have a collection of dots on a page and want to find a way to connect them “automatically” in some meaningful way. How would you do it? This question has inspired mathematicians, computer scientists, statisticians, network engineers, and even artists and architects! We will learn about the exciting mathematics behind this problem primarily through drawing. This session is suitable for the classroom or student circles.

Activity Guide

This guide looks at the activity in detail and goes into the underlying math to help run a MTC session