This term in Maths Society we have been busy exploring various topics ranging from number theories to logic. Some of the most recent topics include the Morley’s trisector theorem, presented by Yuichiro N, regarding uncommon but beautiful mathematical theories, which states that in any triangle, the three points of intersection of the adjacent angle trisectors from an equilateral triangle.
Throughout the term we have also worked on several different riddles and logic puzzles. Perhaps the most memorable is the so called “Einstein’s Riddle” which is said to have been written by Einstein as a child and can only be solved by 2% of the population. We quickly worked out a large amount of the puzzle with all members managing to contribute, but close to the end we hit a roadblock. After a bit of collective thought, we had a eureka moment, which we came up with the solution, thus ending the society on a positive note.
We believe that mathematics is not just an academic rigor; rather something to be enjoyed and we hope to carry this belief into next year and further expand our areas of exploration.
Marcus C, Elsa M and Yuichiro N