The Daily Post at WordPress has suggested GEOMETRY for the weekly photo challenge. To me, geometry is about the underlying maths of points, straight lines, curves and intersections, surfaces and solid shapes, theorems and proofs. Artists, architects, engineers and all [even nature, look up the golden ratio, not a pop group] use it to create form, beauty, utility and strength.
In China, many parks are laid out with geometric precision.
Photo 1: the boys do not seem to notice the beauty of the tilings underfoot
Photo 2: The building draws the eye, but notice the tiles in the foreground, again geometric layout.
One of my “fond” memories of achievement is that long ago, I got 100% for geometry in Northern Ireland’s Junior Certificate of Education – BUT – I got it on THE GIRL’S PAPER !!! In those days, in NI at least, there were different papers for girls and for boys, in subjects such as geometry where girls were assumed to need a different type of question, as they “had a different kind of aptitude”. I will never know if I could have got 100% in a more equal kind of examination.
All young people who read this blog – can you believe that sort of stuff happened, not centuries ago, but relatively recently. What do you think “we” might be assuming now which is just as silly? Or worse, damaging to development?