Reasons to Like Geometry

This sounds like an out-of place post, but I’ve been taking a summer course for geometry to help prepare for high school. There are actually a lot of reasons I like it:

  • So many great puns and jokes come out of geometry, such as “if you’re cold, go stand in the corner, it’s 90 degrees,” and “parallel lines have so much in common, it’s a shame they’ll never meet.”
  • Squares fit into about six different categories in the shape world. They also have the easiest perimeter and area to find.
  • I didn’t realize this before, but angles can be over 360 degrees. Drawing them can be a bit difficult, though.
  • There are a lot of simple references to geometry in real life. Any time I see a triangle, I think of how one side can’t be longer or equal to the sum of the other two sides, or shorter than the difference of the other two sides.

Now, there are downsides–one I am quite vociferous about:

  • CIRCLES ARE SO WEIRD. They have so many different parts, such as circumference (there are a lot of puns about this, too), area, diameter, and radius. There are also arcs, radii, and many nonsensical things.
  • Circles are the only downside I can think of.

Besides the circle aspect, I really enjoy geometry. I’m hoping that in the actual class we will get more into proofs and such because those are very helpful. I’m really looking forward to it.

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