Hypatia

Portrait of Hypatia (c) Jules Maurice Gaspard CC0 1.0 In my Grade 8 Social Studies and French classes, I watched countless movies. The one that has left a strong impression on me for a very long time is the movie "Agora". The story evolved around the protagonist, Hypatia of Alexandria, a … [Read more...]

The Dozenal System: Part Four- Stuck with Base 10

In this part of my blog series on the dozenal system, I will talk about how we almost had a chance to use the dozenal system, and why, unfortunately, we likely never will. Before you read this, I suggest checking out the first three parts of this blog series here, here and here. Whenever i go the … [Read more...]

The Dozenal System: Part 3- How do you count?

In this part of my blog series on the dozenal system, I will talk about both small and large number counting in the dozenal system, and how we can still count on our hands in the dozenal system. Before you read this, I suggest checking out the first two parts of this blog series here and here. In … [Read more...]

The Dozenal System: Part Two- Why 12?

In this part of my blog series on the dozenal system, I will talk about the advantages that the dozenal system has over the decimal system. Before reading this I suggest reading the last part of the series here. In our day to day life, we only use numbers to do 4 simple things. Add, subtract, … [Read more...]

The Dozenal System: Part One-The Base of a Number System

When I was a kid, first learning how to count, the most natural and obvious method, as well as the one taught is to use your fingers, of which most humans have 10. Once you master the ability to count beyond 9, you run into an issue, you are out of fingers. At this point, you close your hands, and … [Read more...]

Small Number Trigonometry

If you have ever been through High school, then you would know about the three main trigonometric functions: Sine, Cosine, and Tangent. For many people, these equations may appear relatively simple, but that is not always the case, especially with higher level sciences. This is especially useful … [Read more...]

Leaf Them Alone: Plants can take care of themselves

(c)Akil Mazumder, CC0 1.0 Disclaimer: From this title, I do not mean that you should not water your plants. I mean that leafy plants grow in a specific way that maximizes their self-sufficiency. Please keep your plants watered. Thanks! With that being said, I have a … [Read more...]