Learn by discovering beautiful patterns & creating your own
Discover your pattern power
Discover emergent patterns in common things such as leaves, flowers, pine cones, honeycombs, waves, peer pressure, health behavior, social clustering, and ecosystems. Use our toy models with a browser to see how rules of interaction create beautiful life patterns. Use our life pattern games to learn during social and strategic interaction.
Our beautiful life pattern games have a colorful cardboard and code versions, extending what you learn with the cardboard game to coding. Your games come with illustrated stories to dramatize the life pattern dynamics, and field activities to show these patterns in the world.
Adventures in pattern decoding & coding
Our art projects show how these patterns are beautiful, meaning showing symmetry and unity. This makes the math and science visual, and simplifies what otherwise would seem complex. Since our brains naturally detect and appreciate beautiful patterns, we tap into your inborn pattern power.
Get these games, toy models, stories and activities with your monthly subscription kit of self-directed learning. Deepen your pattern awareness and get valuable skills needed for STEAM careers.
Go simple, but deep
Kids as young as five will enjoy your Discover and deCODE kit. Yet, with your tool kit, you can build models of great sophistication. So our kits are not just for kids, but are for adults too: A college student, job-seeker, parent, grandparent, home-schooler or teacher might subscribe. Your subscription kit makes learning an awesome experience for the whole family, for the price of going to the movies.
Awe for your inner child or the younger child in your life.
Skills for you and your older kids.
Discover and deCODE kits
Discover & deCODE beautiful patterns in your world with science, natural treasures, eco-games and critical thinking. Create patterns with art, origami, code and game models. Play and see patterns emerge. We integrate STEM subjects so you get skills easily. Our brains are natural pattern decoders, so you learn in a visual, fun and intuitive way.
Math is the science of pattern.
Pattern awareness nurtures spirit.
With our learning adventures, you explore the beauty of life patterns, discover scientific principles at work in these patterns, and build skills for science and technology careers.
Learn to code
Learn to decode
Our games and models are easy to modify as you wish. Modifying game and model code to suit your own needs enhances the learning experience, and is a great way to learn coding. You can also modify the appearance of the games. By using your own images (paintings, drawings or photos) as motifs in the patterns, you become a co-creator of these beautiful patterns. You can personalize the board games, card games and computer games with your own image and, if you wish, those of siblings or friends (click here to learn more). By creating your own images, you enjoy a deeper sense of creation, making these games truly yours!
S.T.E.A.M. power from pattern awareness.
Example: model of emerging spirals in: Scratch (click here for model or here for movie) as well as NetLogo (click here) and Python (click here). Our other pages include many other examples.