Exploring Ratios and Sequences with Mathematically Layered Beverages

Andrea Johanna Hawksley
Proceedings of Bridges 2015: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2015)
Pages 519–524 Workshop Papers


We describe a workshop that teaches ratios and integer sequences such as the Fibonacci sequence through layered drinks. Liquids with different ratios of sugar to water have different densities and can be layered. The addition of food coloring gives drinks layered in this way a visually compelling effect.