This blog is about Simon, a young gifted mathematician and programmer, who had to move from Amsterdam to Antwerp to be able to study at the level that fits his talent, i.e. homeschool.

The Supershape Formula

Thursday night Simon told me he really needed to draw “something about a circle”. We were having an evening walk at the local park so I gave him a stick to draw in the sand. Obviously that wasn’t good enough and we hurried home, where he produced these what he calls “posters”. He was wondering what the verticle bars meant in math (absolute value):

He also made a chart explaining the use of the formula:

The website Simon found also sells software using this formula (and another one fir 3D shapes), and Simon really wants that software now. Here Simon tells me how much he loves the 2D formula:

Today he drew the following in Word. He said he came up with it himself.