## Slide rules and calculators

Several of my math teacher colleagues are of the opinion that calculators have destroyed math sense. I am not convinced that this is directly true: Calculators ...

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# Month: January 2015

## Slide rules and calculators

## MEYL: Q. 1194

## Lucas: Q. 1180

## Gerono: Q. 1177

## Pyramids and Squares

## Numeracy vs. mathematical literacy

## SSA Congruence: Constraints

## Fibs Our Geometry Teachers Told Us: SSA

Several of my math teacher colleagues are of the opinion that calculators have destroyed math sense. I am not convinced that this is directly true: Calculators ...

This is my translation of Meylâ€™s 1878 proof that a triangular pyramid of balls will only have a square number of balls if the base side is two or forty-eight. &...

This is my translation of Lucas’s 1877 proof that a square pyramid of balls will only have a square number of balls if the base side is twenty-four. ̶...

This is my translation of Gerono’s 1877 proof listing all the possible solutions (x, y) for the equation \(y^2 = x^3 + x^2 + x + 1\). “Solutions to ...

I have been spending my free time the last few days on the task of working backwards through three proofs in a 19th century French language mathematics journal....

Effective mathematics involves two distinct acts: Parsing and writing mathematical symbols to create meaningful messages Applying an understanding of mathematic...

In my last post, I pointed out that SSA is in fact sufficient for determining all three sides and angles under certain conditions. In this post, I will specify ...

There is a standard litany of theorems involving proving triangle congruence that has remained largely unchanged since my high school days. I was told that, to ...