Juggling uses math skills

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According to Avery Thompson at Popular Mechanics, juggling and math are interconnected.

“The connection between the two came out of juggler’s attempts to develop a kind of notation for their tricks. That notation, called siteswap, can be used to describe nearly any juggling pattern, and it turns out that standard mathematical tricks can be used to develop new patterns nobody has ever seen before.”

Check out the video of mathematician and juggler Colin Wright describing the math behind juggling at Popular Mechanics.