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Girls’ Angle Bulletin, Volume 8, Number 6
The electronic version of the latest issue of the Girls’ Angle Bulletin is now available on our website. The object on the cover of Volume 8, Number 6 is called the Chebyshev Lollipop. It is based directly on an idea … Continue reading
Girls’ Angle Bulletin, Volume 8, Number 5
The electronic version of the latest issue of the Girls’ Angle Bulletin is now available on our website. Volume 8, Number 5 of the Bulletin kicks off with an interview of Ivana Alexandrova. Ivana is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at … Continue reading
Do you believe this?
Here’s a triangle: I’ll use the vertex labels to also denote the corresponding angle measures. Take the sines of all 3 angles in the triangle: , , and . Would you believe it if I told you that these three … Continue reading
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Tagged law of cosines, Ptolemy's theorem, similarity, sine, triangles, trigonometry
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Feeling Functions in Your Bones: Arctangent
We have a lot of intuition about the things we do every day. If a mathematical function describes one of these habits, all that intuition applies to understanding the mathematics. Imagine standing at the edge of a road. Perhaps you’re … Continue reading
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Tagged arctangent, mathematical intuition, trigonometry
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