Have you ever asked the question “when am I ever going to use math in my life”? Seriously, when do you use mathematics outside the classroom?

## Archive for Journal

## Think Past the Optical Illusion

This is a status post from my Facebook page that seemed to hit home for a lot of my friends.

“Think beyond the optical illusion.” ~Nick M Benallo, March 4th, 2013

I was thinking about what it would look like if an ellipse that is centered at the origin on a Cartesian plane was graphed or mapped to a plane whose surface fit the curvature of the same ellipse. Would it appear to be a circle?