id: 06494808
dt: j
an: 2015f.00660
au: Faux, Geoff
ti: Pythagoras believed that ‘the gods’ used the small whole numbers to
design the universe. What was his evidence?
so: Math. Teach. (Derby) 237, 7-13 (2013).
py: 2013
pu: Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM), Derby
la: EN
cc: G40 F60 A60
ut: Pythagorean theorem; meetings; planning; experience reports; patterns in
small numbers; natural numbers; number theory; odd numbers; cubes;
squares; prime numbers; circles; regular polygons; squares; distances;
Pythagorean triples; Pythagorean numbers; triangles; in-circles;
radius; area; multiple in-circles; tessellations; ratio in three
dimensions; volume
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ab: Summary: The author reconstructs his opening session at Conference 2013.
Presenting the opening plenary session at Conference is both a
challenge and something of an honour. The planning involved needs a
rigour that might not come easy to the best of presenters. Here is the
result of a rigorous planning process that seeks to set a mathematical
scene, within a theme that both engaged delegates, and provided much
‘food for thought’.
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