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S: Seasons of Change

FC: Pythagoras

1: This is a picture of the idea of the Pythagorean Theorem, if two legs a and b are squared and added together, they will equal the square of the hypotenuse c. This is one way Pythagoras showed his pursuit of truth because this theorem could never be proved incorrect.

2: The Pythagorean Theorem can be solved in an everyday situation, as shown in this photo. All you need to do is find the length of the two legs and square them to find the hypotenuse.

3: This map of the Babylonian Empire about 1000 years before Pythagoras represents that the Pythagorean Theorem was known to them during their time, but Pythagoras was the first to prove it. This is how people and ideas are connected through time.

4: Another ancient Greek mathematician named Euclid discovered a proof for the Pythagorean Theorem, however his demonstrates that the area of the square on the hypotenuse is the sum of the areas of the two other squares.

5: This is a tetractys, another invention of Pythagoras, which is a triangular figure of four rows that add up to the perfect number, 10. It was also used as a mystical symbol to worship the Pythagoreans, who would swear oaths by it.

6: This mountain symbolizes how all math truths are different from other truths because they are permanent, while the beliefs of other truths change overtime.

7: In addition to math, Pythagoras also had an strong interest in music, which led to his invention of the musica universalis, and ancient philosophical concept that regards proportions in the movements of celestial bodies as a form of musica.

8: Pythagoras also made contributions in the world of astronomy, said to have been taught to by the Chaldeans.

9: The religious element was probably the most important belief of Pythagoras. His views of reincarnation of the soul again and again into the bodies of humans, animals, or vegetable until it became immortal influenced ancient Greek religion.

10: Finally, this symbol represents Pythagoreanism, which was the system of esoteric and metaphysical beliefs held by Pythagoras and his followers, the Pythagorean Cult.

11: Positive Consequences: enlightened others, made major discoveries in mathematics, astronomy, medicine, and music Negative Consequences: was Pythagoras really right about the reincarnation of every soul?, was he really the first one to prove the Pythagorean Theorem correct?

12: Reflection: Overall I think that this was a very successful project. One thing that went well was that I did not have many problems with the "MixBook" program. However, something that did not go well was that I did not have enough experience with the "MixBook" program, so I couldn't make it the best possible. If I had used a more familiar program such as Comic Life, then my presentation would probably be more professional. Another thing that didn't go so well was that the rubric was very difficult to understand, which made the project take a lot of critical thinking. What I learned about truth in the process was that it can change dramatically overtime or it can remain permanent, and it can be adjusted or added on to as time progresses.

13: Lasting Memories...

14: "An open home, an open heart, here grows a bountiful harvest." - Judy Hand

17: Playing in the leaves! | The more you laugh, the longer you live.

18: These Are The Moments I Live For

21: 2011

22: Warm & Cozy

23: wonderland | Dashing Through the Snow

25: Home is where there's someone to love, and someone to love us.

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• By: Chris W.
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