February 17, 2016 Greek Number Theory
The Handshake Problem
There are 29 people in the class.
If everyone shakes everyone elses hand once,
how many total handshakes are there?
(Solve this two ways!)
We started by using six members of the class to model th
February 10, 2016 The Ancient Greeks
The ancient Greeks were the first people to study mathematics systematically and
abstractly. We also know the names and dates of some of the important contributors to
mathematical thinking.
Some Important Historical Th
March 2, 2016 Euclidean Geometry
We proved two Euclidean theorems:
Proposition I.9: It is possible to bisect an angle.
Proposition I.47: The Pythagorean Theorem
Propositions in geometry are analogous to theorems in algebra. Theorems are general
statements