Is this you: "WTF happened this election? DOWN WITH THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE... I think!?"? If yes, read on. If you don’t understand the electoral college, definitely read on. If not, whatever, read it anyway. Donald Trump won the 2016 election with the greater number of electoral college votes *shudders*. Hillary Clinton, however, received the greater … Continue reading LEARN The Electoral College (from a young mathemetician’s perspective)
Pi (π) is an irrational number representing the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Sounds simple right? But what if I told you that π just shows up all over the place, even when we aren't talking about circles? It shows up in electromagnetism, complex numbers, quantum mechanics, Fourier analysis, and basically anywhere where … Continue reading LEARN: What Even is Pi?
In geometry class in high school, I was always given the area formulas for 2d and 3d shapes. But I had no explanation for how these formulas came to be. Understanding these formulas was never expected of me, but it was something that I expected to be taught. If you only came to this blog … Continue reading Geometry: LEARN Area Formulas
The Pythagorean Theorem says that a2+b2=c2. In math classes, the problems you'd have to solve using the Pythagorean Theorem sound something like... A painter has a 17-foot ladder and in order to reach the spot that he needs to paint, the top of his ladder needs to rest 15-feet up the wall. How far must the … Continue reading LEARN The Pythagorean Theorem
I believe that math should be seen as an artful understanding of the world, not a scientific requirement.