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Published December 10, 2015 Updated December 22, 2015

EduStack

EduStack is a team from India passionate about gaming and education that has created two sets of custom playing cards about Maths and Astronomy

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Playing Cards for Math & Astronomy

EduStack is a team from India passionate about gaming and education that has created two sets of custom playing cards about Maths and Astronomy: “Math Stack” and “Star Stack”. The team leader, Sumat Nanda, with a background in physics, wishes to bring positive change to education. The designers are Diana Stanciulescu and Jessica Benjamin Purmeswar, from Romania and South Africa respectively. Other team members are Avijeet Prasad and Avinash Surendran.

“Math Stack” and “Star Stack” educational playing cards published by EduStack, 2015

Above: “Math Stack” and “Star Stack” educational playing cards designed by Diana Stanciulescu and Jessica Benjamin Purmeswar, published by EduStack, Sumat Nanda, 52 Adan Bagh Extension, Dayal Bagh, AGRA 282005, India. More details: EduStack: Playing Cards for Math & Astronomy

EduStack introduces astronomical constellations and mathematical constants in an engaging and intuitive manner, helping to demystify these concepts. The elegant and artistic illustrations of astronomical constellations and mathematical constants along with the useful information and interesting trivia make these cards an enjoyable way to become acquainted with important concepts in astronomy and mathematics. EduStack infuses learning into universally popular playing cards, creating an effective learning tool. The decks are manufactured to a high standard using quality black centred board.

Math Stack

Mathematical constants and equations represent more than just numbers and are inherent in the exquisite visual design of the playing cards.

“I always wanted to be a math genius. So when I was commissioned to design a deck of cards based on math constants I was so ready.” Diana Stanciulescu, Illustration.

Math Stack contains 54 cards (including 2 jokers), illustrating and explaining 36 important mathematical constants   see more →

Sketch for “Math Stack” educational playing cards published by EduStack, 2015
“Math Stack” educational playing cards published by EduStack, 2015

Above: three court cards from “Math Stack” educational playing cards designed by Diana Stanciulescu and published by EduStack, 2015   see more →

Star Stack

Stars in the night sky have long fascinated human beings, evoking a sense of awe and wonder. Being curious and pattern seeking, we built many images and stories around them that became part of our culture and folklore. We have learnt to carefully observe the motion of these stars in the night sky and express them in the language of mathematics, giving birth to the science of astronomy. Star Stack playing cards feature artistic illustrations of famous astronomers and astronomical constellations   see more →

“Star Stack” educational playing cards published by EduStack, 2015

Above: cards from “Star Stack” educational playing cards designed by Jessica Benjamin Purmeswar and published by EduStack, 2015   see more →

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Curator and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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