With Halloween right around the corner, we at Maplesoft wanted to celebrate the occasion with an activity where you can carve your own pumpkin… using math!
Halloween is said to have originated a few hundred years back in ancient Celtic festivals, specifically one called Samhain. This was celebrated from October 31st to November 1st to mark the end of harvesting season and the beginning of winter, or the "darker quarter" of the year. Since then, Halloween has evolved into a fun celebration of candy and costumes in many countries!
With that said, here’s my take on the pumpkin carving activity:
The great thing is, if you mess up, you can always go back; unlike carving pumpkins in real life. My design is pretty simple (although cute), so let’s see what you all can impress us with!
You can also make your own original art and publish it to your channel so that anyone can see your own artistic creations. You can also attend the Maple Conference next week on October 26 and 27, an event filled with two days of presentations from members of the Maplesoft Community. Participants will also be able to see all the artwork submitted for the Art Gallery and Creative Showcase, where you can draw inspiration for your own submissions to next year’s showcase! The conference is virtual and free of charge, and you can register here.
Looking forward to seeing you there!