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The father of mathematics

Apr 12, 2023 | Northeast Seattle Blog

Do you know who the finest mathematician in history was? It was Archimedes. Also known as the father of mathematics, he developed some of the mechanical systems we use today. Read this blog to learn all about this brilliant mathematician!

Landscape architecture and mathematics

Apr 2, 2023 | Northeast Seattle Blog

Geometry is one of the most important math skills used by architects and engineers when designing a new building or landscape. Being able to think critically about shapes and forms plays a role in such tasks as calculating the area and perimeter of a structure or determining how many plants will fit on a green roof. Let’s find out more in this blog

Fashion Designers - How Do They Use Math?

Mar 21, 2023 | Northeast Seattle Blog

Math is a crucial component of fashion design. Fashion industry producers use math to produce their clothing on a daily basis. Some of these tasks include fitting model garments, maintaining size uniformity, and mapping a two-dimensional pattern to fit a three-dimensional body Let’s take a look at some great examples in this blog.

Amazing Pi fun facts

Mar 14, 2023 | Northeast Seattle Blog

Pi has numerous applications in mathematics, science, and engineering, including geometry, trigonometry, calculus, physics, statistics, and more. Its ubiquity and importance make it one of the most famous and fascinating mathematical constants in the world. Let’s find out more in this blog.

The Unbelievable History of Pi

Mar 7, 2023 | Northeast Seattle Blog

Pi is the most studied number in mathematics, and for good reason. The number pi is integral to our understanding of geometry. Pi has uses in physics, astronomy, and mathematics. Pi is used in architecture and construction as well and has been a vital part of everything from arches and bridges to the Pyramids of Giza.

Math Plays A Key Role in Swimming!

Feb 22, 2023 | Northeast Seattle Blog

Using Math in sports has become more common over the years. For instance, take swimming, swimming has several different course and stroke variables. Results from a short course (25 yards) or a longer course (50 meters), can be converted by a coach to make projections for how a swimmer might perform in another race.

Is there a reason why a circle is 360 degrees?

Feb 14, 2023 | Northeast Seattle Blog

You might be familiar with the fact that there are 360 degrees in a full circle. By splitting a circle up into 360 equal slices we can measure any angle. But why do we use 360°? You might be surprised but there are actually a number of reasons for this specific number. Find out more in this blog.

Bees, The Math-Savvy Insect

Jan 31, 2023 | Northeast Seattle Blog

Bees are impressive creatures, powering entire ecosystems via pollination and making sweet honey. But it turns out the little striped insects are also quite clever. A new study suggests that, despite having tiny brains, bees understand the mathematical concepts of addition and subtraction. Find out more about this wild topic in our blog.