Tag: constructions

(Not) Squaring the Circle: Explained – Part 2
For MathsJam 2019 I wrote a poem, (Not) Squaring the Circle, which features the construction of squares with the same area as given polygons. To make the poem work I had to omit some of the details of the constructions, and a few people have asked for more information about how they work. There is…

(Not) Squaring the Circle: Explained – Part 1
For MathsJam 2019 I wrote a poem, (Not) Squaring the Circle, which features the construction of squares with the same area as given polygons. To make the poem work I had to omit some of the details of the constructions, and a few people have asked for more information about how they work. So here…

(Not) Squaring the Circle
So I had this circle, but I wanted a square Don’t ask why, that’s my affair The crucial aspect of this little game Is that the area should stay the same

Ruler Compass Animations
It’s well known that you can’t use a ruler and compass to construct a square with the same area as a given circle. But did you know that you can use a ruler and compass to construct a square with the same area as a given rectangle? Or triangle? Or other polygon?