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Rhino 5.0. In geometry, when the angles opposite the equal sides of an isosceles triangle are themselves equal, the figure is known as the pons asinorum, (Latin for “bridge of donkeys”!) This statement, Proposition 5 of Book 1 in Euclid’s Elements, and is also known as the isosceles triangle theorem. 29 more words

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Music and Math

A musing on the relationship between math and music, in photographic form.  The normal interpretation of this comparison would be about the evidence of pattern and form, and the linguistic nature of music, but I’m going to take a different tack this time: the instrument itself, as interpreted with geometry.  199 more words

How Shormann Math Teaches Proof

What is proof?

Proof is really nothing more than providing a reason for statements made or steps taken. In the standard American government school 3-year  734 more words

Teaching Mathematics

Euclid, Carroll & Political Satire

I have been researching the work of Lewis Carroll, and just now found a remarkable piece of Carroll’s wit in Robin Wilson’s book Lewis Carroll in Numberland… 134 more words

The Division Algorithm

One theorem, the Division Algorithm, acts as the foundation stone upon which our whole development of Number Theory rests. The result is familiar to most of us; roughly, it asserts that an integer a can be “divided” by a positive integer b in such a way that the remainder is smaller than b. 112 more words

IITJEE Foundation Math

LOCAL NEWS: Man Says Power of Prayer Saved Him During Robbery Near Euclid Home

A 21-year-old man credits the power of prayer for saving his life after he is robbed at gunpoint while walking home from a bus stop after work. 251 more words

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