New Orleans Students Demonstrate the Value of Math in Pythagorean Theorem Presentation

Apr 7, 2023 | Pleasant Hill

Calcea Johnson and Ne’Kiya Jackson, two high school students from New Orleans, recently showcased the power of math in their presentation on the Pythagorean theorem. Their work is a testament to the value of math education and its practical applications in our daily lives.

The Pythagorean theorem is a fundamental concept in geometry that has numerous real-world applications. Calcea and Ne’Kiya's project began as an assignment in their geometry class, but they quickly became captivated by the theorem and began exploring it in greater depth.

Their research involved developing proofs and examples that illustrated the various applications of the theorem. They also traced the theorem's history, examining its origins in ancient Greece and its impact on modern mathematics and science.

Their hard work and dedication to their project paid off when they were invited to present their findings at the New Orleans Mathematics Teachers Association conference. During their presentation, Calcea and Ne’Kiya demonstrated the proofs they had developed and the real-world applications of the Pythagorean theorem. They also shared their research process and the challenges they faced along the way.

Attendees at the conference were impressed with the pair's presentation and praised their dedication to the subject. Their work is a powerful reminder of the value of math education and the impact that dedicated students can have on the field.

At Mathnasium of Pleasant Hill, we recognize the importance of math education and its practical applications in our daily lives. We strive to inspire our students to embrace the subject and develop a lifelong love of learning. Through personalized instruction and a supportive environment, we help our students build a strong foundation in math that will serve them well throughout their lives.

Calcea and Ne’Kiya's research on the Pythagorean theorem is a shining example of the value of math education and the potential of dedicated students to make a difference in the field. We encourage all our students to follow in their footsteps and explore the world of math with enthusiasm and curiosity.

To learn more about Calcea and Ne’Kiya's presentation and their research on the Pythagorean theorem, visit the abc new website at

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