The Cavatappi Challenge…Why the people at Desmos are simply the best!

I’ve talked about desmos in the past, but they, and specifically their founder Eli Luberoff (@eloberoff) have simply outdone themselves this time.

I like to graph food using Desmos, as you can see from my Food Graphs page above. Food makes for the most incredible array of possible mathematical shapes. Last year, I was eating dinner with my kids and realized the potential for graphing our pasta that night. It was Cavatappi pasta.

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I graphed it and had a lot of fun doing so…wouldn’t you?

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But the other day I was wondering about actually graphing the pasta. Mathematically making the tube happen. So when Eli showed up on a twitter chat I was in, I jumped on the chance to challenge him!

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Less than 12 hours later and he comes up with this…and calls it “my best entry.”

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Visit the page for the math. But check this out first. [youtube=]

You’ve set the bar a bit high, my friend. Thank you for both the support and the inspiration.

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