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Math Stack: a really pretty deck of cards with maths on

Math Stack is a deck of playing cards with mathematical artwork on the faces. The makers call it “a potent and effective learning tool”. I’m not convinced about that, but they are so pretty!

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So pretty!

So pretty!

It’s currently the subject of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, looking for \$2,000 USD. \$6 will get you a single deck of cards (plus \$8 for international shipping), or there are a variety of packages combining multiple decks, stickers, t-shirts and an e-book. Got to love those cheap Indian prices!

The team includes two PhD astrophysics students, an illustrator and sundry design types. Here’s a video showing off more of the cards, which are so pretty.

Each of the non-face cards features a different beautifully rendered mathematical constant, surrounded by some notation and descriptive text, and the Aces each have a different polar plot. You’re definitely not going to unlearn maths playing with these cards. I bet they’d fascinate a keen child to no end.

The Indiegogo campaign ends in July, and they plan to deliver the finished product in October 2015.

tl;dr: SO PRETTY

More information: Math Stack on Indiegogo

2 Responses to “Math Stack: a really pretty deck of cards with maths on”

  1. Sumat Nanda

    Thanks for featuring Math Stack in The Aperiodical :) We believe that churning up interest in a subject and keeping it alive is a fundamental aspect of the learning process. We hope and wish that these cards help do that at the least for mathematics.

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