Math problem that deals with the hands of a clock.

# Archive | Formulas

# Answer, Fun Math Problem

Here is the answer to an interesting problem: what provides a better fit, a square peg in a circular hole, or a circular peg in a square hole? We can use simple geometry to figure it out!

# FUN MATH PROBLEM — Circling the Square & Vice-Versa

Circle the Square or square the circle. Either way, it’s a fun math problem. Feel free to try it, share it, use it however you wish.

# Not all variables are created equal

Variables do not all serve the same purpose. Making this clear helps students more deeply understand algebraic equations, such as the equation for a line. This post shows how to understand the two kinds of variables in the slope-intercept form of a linear equation.

# ANSWER TO FRIDAY’S PROBLEM:

Answer to Friday’s problem, regarding the number of diagonals that can be drawn in any convex polygon.

# Challenge Problem – Polygon Diagonal Formula

Polygons have diagonals. There is a formula for the number of diagonals that a polygon has. For a challenge, find the algebraic formula that governs how many diagonals there are in any convex polygon with n sides. Good luck!