Dive into the world of numbers and equations this World Maths Day - make every count count and unleash the mathematical genius within!

Introduction

Get your calculators ready and your thinking caps on, because World Maths Day is coming up on March 20! Enshrined in the calendar by UNESCO in 2019, this day is devoted to celebrating the beauty and importance of mathematics, a subject that plays a crucial role in our daily lives. From the precise calculations used in building skyscrapers to the probabilities involved in your favorite board games, maths is everywhere! So, prepare to multiply the fun and subtract the fear on this exciting day. Let's dive into the marvelous world of mathematics, make every count count, and unleash the mathematical genius within!

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>3000 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Earliest Maths in History</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ancient Egyptians use simple math for construction and commerce, marking one of the earliest recorded usage of mathematical principles.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>300 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Euclid's "Elements"</div><div class='timeline-text'>Euclid, a Greek mathematician, publishes his work "Elements", shaping the foundations of mathematics for centuries to come.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1637</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"La Géométrie" Publication</div><div class='timeline-text'>René Descartes publishes "La Géométrie", introducing Cartesian coordinate systems, fundamentally influencing the development of calculus.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1687</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Newton's "Principia Mathematica"</div><div class='timeline-text'>Isaac Newton publishes "Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica", introducing laws of motion and universal gravitation, integral components of physics and mathematics.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Computers and Numerical Methods</div><div class='timeline-text'>Increasing use of computers in the 1960s leads to the development of numerical methods and high-speed computations, revolutionizing many fields of mathematics.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>World Maths Day Establishment</div><div class='timeline-text'>UNESCO declares March 20 as World Maths Day to celebrate the beauty and importance of mathematics.</div></div></div>

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Participate in a mathematical contest</h3><p class='facts-text'>To make World Maths Day thrilling, you can participate in an online mathematics contest. There are many websites that organize these contests, with varying difficulty levels. Challenge yourself and improve your calculation speed and accuracy.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Math tricks and magic show</h3><p class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over and host a mathematics magic show. Amaze them with fun tricks like guessing a number someone is thinking of, or predicting the outcome of a dice roll using probability.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Bake a pi pie</h3><p class='facts-text'>Baking and math actually have a lot in common - they both require precision and attention to detail. You can combine these two by baking a pie and decorating it with the symbol for pi (π), or even trying to write as many decimal places of pi as you can fit on the pie!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Build geometric structures</h3><p class='facts-text'>Try building a geometric structure using toothpicks and marshmallows or other craft materials. This could be a fun way for kids to learn about different shapes and their properties while having fun.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Watch a math-themed movie</h3><p class='facts-text'>Cozy up with some popcorn and watch a mathematics-themed movie. Films like “A Beautiful Mind”, “The Man Who Knew Infinity” or “Hidden Figures” not only entertain, but also show the beauty and importance of mathematics in real life.</p></div></div>

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Maths is everywhere</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>We love World Maths Day because it emphasizes and makes us appreciate the fact that maths is everywhere, from the construction of monumental structures to our favorite board games. It highlights the ubiquity and importance of maths in our daily lives.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It encourages fun learning</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>World Maths Day makes learning maths exciting through various activities such as online contests and math magic shows. This paves the way for a more engaging and fun way to improve calculation speed, accuracy, and overall mathematical aptitude.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Maths is creative</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>We also love World Maths Day because it exemplifies how maths can be creative and amusing. Just think about baking a pie with the symbol for pi (π) or building geometric structures with craft materials - maths is not just about the numbers, it's also about utilizing creativity!</p></div></div>

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>0.999... equals to 1</h3><p class='facts-content'>In mathematics, it's a proven fact that repeating decimal 0.999... is exactly equal to 1. It may seem mind-boggling, but it's correct and accepted in the mathematical community.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>"FOUR" is the only number with an equal number of letters as its value</h3><p class='facts-content'>The word "FOUR" is spelled with four letters, making it the only number in English that has the same number of letters as its value.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Fibonacci sequence is connected to the Golden Ratio</h3><p class='facts-content'>The famous Fibonacci sequence, where each number is the sum of the two before it (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8...), has a surprising connection to the Golden Ratio. When you divide one term in the sequence by the previous term, the ratio gradually approaches the Golden Ratio, approximately 1.618.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>A pizza has more 'pizza' than a pizza</h3><p class='facts-content'>Here's a fun one for World Maths Day, usually, a pizza that is twice as large has more than twice the amount of 'pizza' if you consider the area. In other words, a pizza with a diameter of 12 inches is not just double, but actually four times bigger than a 6-inch pizza. This is because the area of a circle increases with the square of its radius.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>A Rubik's cube has over 43 quintillion possible configurations</h3><p class='facts-content'>The popular Rubik's cube, a 3D puzzle invented by Hungarian sculptor Ernő Rubik, has exactly 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 potential arrangements. That's over 43 quintillion!</p></div></div>

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