Tag Archive for geometry

The Satisfaction of a Job Well Done

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A few days ago, I got a call from my uncle, Jerry, asking me if I could tutor his daughter, my cousin, Tayler.  Of course I agreed!  According to my uncle, my cousin was feeling very frustrated with the material in the classroom and more at home trying to understand.  So frustrated nearly to the point of tears.  So she took some time to cool off and clear her head for about an hour.

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Creativity Meets Math

Screen capture using Circular Design Maker

Screen capture using Circular Design Maker

Ever wonder if there’s any creativity in logic and math?  Do left-brained people struggle to be creative?  Where does creativity and logic come from?

Try out my Circular Design Maker.
* This seems to work better with the Mozilla Firefox browser

I was curious what it would look like if rotated rotating points around center points around another center point.  LOL. Try saying that 5 times fast!

Using GeoGebra, I made this worksheet for us to see.

Try making some designs and take pictures of them!

Creativity and Logic come from Curiosity.

“Slice It!”: A Very Addictive Game

Suppose you have a circle and you have to cut the circle into 4 regions of equal area with only 3 cuts.  Where do you place the lines?  Is there an exact strategy or is it a manner of approximation.  Either way, it’s not as easy as one might think and yet the game is tantalizingly fun. 

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