Thursday, December 19, 2013

Math problems of the week: traditional geometry vs. integrated mathematics

Introducing proofs, II: expressing logical premises vs. "finding out" how logic is being used.

I. In Traditional Geometry, via Alison and Wonderland (Weeks & Atkins A Course in Geometry, pp. 38-9) [click to enlarge]:

II. In Integrated Math, via Edgar Allen Poe (Integrated Mathematics 2 (2002) p. 407) [click to enlarge]:

III. Extra Credit:
Which text invites greater literary appreciation?

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