## Numbers in Love

About 500 BCE the Greeks regarded some numbers as more important than others. In particular, they knew of two numbers with a remarkable property. The two numbers are 220 and 284. Before…

## Leonhard Euler

Leonhard Euler (15 April 1707 – 18 September 1783) was a Swiss mathematician, physicist, astronomer, geographer, logician and engineer who made important and influential discoveries in many branches of mathematics,…

## Family Maths

In their homes and other early education and care settings, children make initial explorations into everyday mathematics, progressively developing and refining knowledge and skills as well as acquiring expectations, motivations,…

## Cistercian numerals

The medieval Cistercian numerals, or “ciphers” in nineteenth-century parlance, were developed by the Cistercian monastic order (the Order of Cistercians are a Catholic religious order of monks and nuns that…

## We are creating Illiterates in Maths?

Mathematics is no more the manipulation of symbols than music is the manipulation of notes. You’ve likely seen the posts on Facebook or elsewhere. “Well, another day has passed and…

## #2 – Angles

Once you have mastered the idea of points, lines and planes, the next thing to consider is what happens when two lines or rays meet at a point, creating an angle between…

## #1 – Geometry Basics

When you start studying geometry, it is important to know and understand some basic concepts. This page will help you understand the concept of dimensions in geometry, and work out…

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