# exploremaths

### Beautiful Maths (by @JeevMaths)

What I have learnt from yesterday’s lesson was that Math always has ‘many faces’, and that these faces all have logical answers, yet they contradict each other. This was surprising as I always thought that a maths problem had only one answer and one true answer.

The topic I found interesting was the topic of Beauty in Math, because this topic had interesting sub-topics like magical numbers and music, and I am interested to learn how they relate.

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### Maths is surprisingly interesting :) (by @fufujackattack)

Hello!

In the first lesson of “exploring mathematics” I learnt that Maths can be surprisingly interesting. I think it was the sense that I was exposed to something much more different to the usual maths lesson. It has made me see maths very differently now!

I can’t wait for the topic Paradoxes: When Mathematics Doesn’t Make Sense because of what I learnt in the first lesson and I am VERY excited to learn more about when Maths ACTUALLY does not make sense :).

Yay!

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### Exploring Maths Intro (by brendanmckee99)

I guess the main thing that I learnt from yesterday’s lesson was that if you think differently you can get results that you would not normally expect. I found it suprising that you could get a very strange result out of a series by thinking differently and using methods that are not normally possible.

Of the topics that we will do I think that fractals look interesting. I’ve always thought that the pictures that can be made by them look pretty cool, and I am interested to learn more about the maths behind it all.

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### Amazing Maths(@kewalbro)

I found that maths can go into great depths, in which logic turns into confusion. Yesterday learning how numbers adding to infinity can become something quite unexpected.

Paradox is the topic that I like because seeing numbers that are not expected from certain equation creates a surprised feeling inside me.

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### First Maths Cths Post (By @LWM_Vincent)

I learnt a lot about the world of maths about how simple questions can lead to confusing answers. It was crazy to believe something that leads to infinity ends up to be a completely strange and random number.

Paradoxes: When Mathematics Doesn’t Make Sense is such an intresting subject as it goes on and on about stuff that end up leading you to something you won’t expect and that just doesn’t make sense.

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### Reflection is a key to learning (by @misterwootube)

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When trying to learn something new, it’s really important to think about what you’re thinking. The fancy name for this is metacognition. The way to do it is to ask yourself questions like:

What new concepts/skills did I learn?

How does this relate to things I already know?What old ideas have been challenged?

Was anything surprising?

Was anything particularly difficult to understand?

This is just a starting point. I’m really looking forward to reading and engaging with your thoughts!

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### What is “Exploring Mathematics”?

*Exploring Mathematics *is an elective semester course offered to Stage 5 (Year 9-10) students at Cherrybrook Technology High School.

To understand what this course is, you must first understand what it is not:

- This course is not about
*acceleration*(learning content from years 11-12 in advance so that you will be more familiar with it when you encounter it in the future). In fact, topics in the Stage 6 mathematics subjects have been intentionally avoided so that they can be given their proper introduction in the Preliminary and HSC courses. - This course is not like your regular mathematics class in its
*classroom activities*or its*assessments*. In fact, there is a very conscious emphasis on branches of mathematics that are not understood through repetitive exercises, nor assessed in traditional examination formats.

By contrast, the goals of this course are:

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