Being a math teacher is both a blessing and a curse (to paraphrase Adrian Monk). I’ve just returned from an overnight trip to Decatur, AL with my cross country team (where our varsity crushed all competition with an incredible team score of 20, and our JV earned third with an excellent 69 points). As I got off the elevator last night, I noticed the carpet in the hallway had a very interesting pattern. I’d be willing to bet the carpet company has an undercover mathematician working in its art department! Parts of it looked like Riemann Sums:
and the overall pattern looked like a sum of trigonometric functions:
I’ve been playing around on desmos, trying to match it (and not being very successful). Does anyone have any suggestions?