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Math class made delicious: Learn about cones through scones

Math + pastries = ? Cooks use math to make beautiful food all the time: Slicing eight perfect pieces of pie or doubling a recipe requires basic knowledge of fractions, for example.

But how many cooks think about using beautiful food to illustrate the math itself?

Lenore M. Edman and Windell H. Oskay of the blog Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories do. Feast your eyes on their latest work, “sconic sections,” pictured above.

Read more at NPR’s The Salt.

(Photo courtesy of Lenore M. Edman)

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