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Author:Jordana Wiener; Tufts University
Description: Final paper for a Greek Science course at Tufts. Introduction: Although present day society is technically dimensions ahead of the ancient Greeks, we owe much of our progress to them. What is amazing is not so much that we are more scientifically advanced today, but that we are so similar. Granted some of ancient science is far from accurate, ironically some of what we laughed at for centuries has turned out to be true! Incredibly, today we not only practice, teach and respect the same ideas, we think about them in much of the same manner. A great example of the living link between ancient science and current science is the study of geometry. The purpose of this project is to show that geometry is not only useful, but can be fun to learn by taking its roots into account.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Euclidean Plane Geometry, History and Biography

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