Building Up Geometry

Abby King

Abstract


Much of the text you are about to read is made up. GASP! Second, many people don’t think the subject of this story, Euclid, was a real person. GASP, again!! I happen to believe Euclid was real and did a lot of great mathematics work that is still used today. That said, there is little known about Euclid or his life. Historians who believe in Euclid speculate that he was born around 300BC in Alexandria, Egypt, was taught by Plato in Athens, Greece, and taught mathematics later in his life. His greatest works are collected in his book, Elements, a collection of geometric constructions and arguments. Whether you’re a math lover like I am or not, I hope you enjoy this story about Euclid, a magical wizard, and an exciting journey!

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