Presented by: Morton College
Juggling is pretty cool but have you ever thought about the math behind how it works?
In this video, you will learn about how math can be used to determine whether a created
pattern can be juggled. For the full experience, grab a piece of paper and a pencil
so you can create your own juggling patterns. Read our paper for a more in-depth look
at the mathematics of juggling.
This activity will premiere on Saturday, April 24 at 2 p.m.
These are the materials you will need to follow along with this activity.
- Something to write with (colored pencils recommended)
Morton College, the second oldest community college in Illinois, was founded in 1924 to meet the
educational demands in the growing communities of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons,
McCook, Stickney and other near-western suburbs. Morton's Mathematics Department develops
students' analytical skills and prepares them to pursue advanced coursework at four-year
institutions and careers in business and industry that require mathematical communication,
problem-solving and reasoning. Our faculty is committed to provide a quality mathematics
education for a diverse student population and to support students' efforts to achieve
their highest potential in mathematics.