Ideas for Maths Club

Hey people on Brilliant!

I'm planning on organising a maths club in my school to teach other students that there is more to maths than meets the eye and I have a request: I was just asking if you guys would help me come up with topics that are suitable for beginner problem solvers.

So far i've only come up with a few ideas which includes: Monty Hall problem, card tricks that are purely based on maths, proving Pythagoras' Theorem and the Area of a Circle and some of the topics discussed here on Brilliant such as the Golden Ratio (Thanks to Bob Krueger for all the articles) etc...

Any topics are welcome so long as its interesting and fit for a maths club (Though I, myself, am also a beginner and i'm not exactly as amazing as maths as you guys are so please not any topics that are not within my reach).

Thank you!

Note by Victor Song
4 years, 9 months ago

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I think it would be really great to explain why the the slope of e to the x is always e to the x-coordinate of that point. Because it's so advanced and weird with all of the differentials and factorials and stuff, it really sparks interest.

Finn Hulse - 4 years, 9 months ago

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I think that that topic is too advanced for the kids that he will be teaching. They probably don't even know the parts of Calculus.

In response to the OP, I have made some good posts on Brilliant.org, along with my fellow #CosinesGroup members. I specialize in intriguing, elegant topics.

Here are all my posts:

https://brilliant.org/discussions/thread/magnetic-dollars/ https://brilliant.org/discussions/thread/investigation-linear-systems-shortcuts/ https://brilliant.org/discussions/thread/investigation-faster-conversion-through-bases/ https://brilliant.org/discussions/thread/what-is-i-to-the-power-of-i-T/ https://brilliant.org/discussions/thread/investigation-chord-between-two-concentric-circl-v/

You can check if any one of them is to your liking, and you can use it to your will ^_^

In my opinion the last one is pretty cool.

Daniel Liu - 4 years, 9 months ago

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He's 16, dude. I'm 13.

Finn Hulse - 4 years, 8 months ago

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Hey Victor you should definitely check out, posts in these two tags here for ideas:

#CosinesGroup

#TorqueGroup

Spread the math!

Peter Taylor Staff - 4 years, 9 months ago

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Thank you all for all the suggestions and brilliant ideas! This will greatly help me in deciding what to teach the students in my school about the world of maths :D

Victor Song - 4 years, 9 months ago

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