Neatly Wrap Your Christmas Gifts By Following These Mathematical Tricks

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Do all the presents you give away over the holidays look like they were wrapped in the dark? Don’t worry: this video features a series of mathematical tricks to help you ensure your gifts always look neatly-wrapped.

Covering the full gamut of geometrical shapes and squishy items, mathematician Katie Steckles shows us how to wrap all kinds of gifts in this rather handy four-minute clip. Be warned, though: the best technique of all requires an equation, as well as a little bit of practice. [Katie Steckles via Flowing Data]