Painted with numbers: mathematical patterns in nature

You always thought that maths is not for you? The kids are too small anyway? That you preferred spending time in nature? Away from rules and theorems? Maybe think twice – you’re a lot closer to maths than you think.

Our universe is painted with numbers, says Marcus du Sautoy. Mathematical patterns are a universal feature of the natural world, from the petals of flowers and the seeds in an apple to honeycombs and the ratios of musical harmony. Explore these patterns for yourself or with your little ones. They are everywhere, and yes, they are maths, and they are beautiful! 

The film was written, directed and produced by Alom Shaha and published on the Youtube channel of The Guardian.