# Tag: Dr Khin Maung Win (Math)

## When four times five is twelve and so on by Dr.Khin Maung Win (Maths)

When four times five is twelve and so on (https://media1.picsearch.com/is?CZ9vUnYIIln1beGMhXeJI56HC1K08LYHY3L0nRQFFtc&height=341) In one of the scenes from ‘Alice in Wonderland’, Alice was saying,”Let me see, four times five is twelve, four times six is thirteen, and four times seven…

## MATHEMATICS BEHIND THE MADNESS OF THE CAT AND ALICE by Dr Khin Maung Win (Maths)

MATHEMATICS BEHIND THE MADNESS OF THE CAT AND ALICE by Dr Khin Maung Win (Maths) (http://www.specialbindings.com/aliceinwonderlandjournal.htm) The following passage is from Lewis Carrol’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’. The cat said ,”We’re all mad here.I’m mad.You are mad.’ ”How do you know…

## Making Sense Out of Nonsense : Fairy Tale or Mathematical Treatise ? by Dr Khin Maung Win (Maths)

THE WORKING PEOPLE’S DAILY   9 November   1987 Making Sense Out of Nonsense : Fairy Tale or Mathematical Treatise ? (Drawn by Maung Yit) ”Alice in Wonderland ” is a story for children . Alice was a little girl who dreamed…

## TheTaming of a Mathematician by Dr.Khin Maung Win (Maths)

MATHEMATICS 15 THE TAMING OF A MATHEMATICIAN ” How good of you to come.” said my daughter’s Maths teacher.”Didn’t expect you so soon.Please sit down.” I said”Thank you.” and sat down. She said,”I think you have seen your daughter’s Maths…

## HOW MANY TWO’S MAKE 8000 ? by Dr.Khin Maung Win (Maths)

MATHEMATICS 14 HOW MANY TWO’S MAKE 8000 ? Normally,one would say using addition, four thousand times two make eight thousand.But if we use multiplication as well,the number will be considerably reduced.This can be seen from the story of U Lu…

## Making of a Right Triangle by Dr. Khin Maung Win (Maths)

MATHEMATICS 13 MAKING OF A RIGHT ANGLE Euclid said that a right angle is formed when two lines meet in such a way that the two adjacent angles, those angles lying side by side are equal to each other. figure…

## COUNTING , THE MOST PRIMITIVE ART by Dr.Khin Maung Win (Maths)

MATHEMATICS 11 COUNTING , THE MOST PRIMITIVE ART Even before man learned to write,he had to know how to count.Prehistoric man had to learn to count and would use their fingers or stones to help them.They probably made strokes on…

## TALES OF A GRANDPA : FINGERS by Dr.Khin Maung Win (Maths)

MATHEMATICS 10 TALES OF A GRANDPA : FINGERS My children loved listening to stories told by their grandpa , my father -in – law.Here is one of his tales which runs as follows . In the olden days , men…

## REMARKABLE FOR WHAT IT DOES NOT SAY by Dr.Khin Maung Win (Maths)

MATHEMATICS 12 REMARKABLE FOR WHAT IT DOES NOT SAY figure of six lines meeting a line In this figure, the reader will see six straight lines which meet another straight line. The lines are numbered one to six.The reader can…

## TRIANGLES HAVE STRONG SHAPES by Dr.Khin Maung Win (Maths)

MATHEMATICS 9 TRIANGLES HAVE STRONG SHAPES We say that triangles have strong shapes.We define a strong shape in the following way. Imagine some shapes constructed by joining pieces of wood together with nails or screws as shown here. picture of…

## TALES OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY by Dr Khin Maung Win (Maths)

MATHEMATICS 7 TALES OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY Galileo and the tower of Pisa . After he graduated ,Galileo taught at the university of Pisa.He always taught that any idea must be proved before one accepts as truth.In 1590,he used the tower…

## TALES OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY by Dr.Khin Maung Win (Maths)

MATHEMATICS 8 TALES OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY the Great Pyramid On one of his trips to Egypt, Thales was asked if he could find the height of the great pyramid.He set a stick in the ground and said that at the…

## Newton and the falling apple by Dr Khin Maung Win (Math)

TALES OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY   (Newton and the falling apple)   Comprehensibility and credibility may be two qualities which make some stories remembered. Look at the story of Newton and the falling apple. Suppose it was told , which is…

## HOW DECEMBER BECAME THE TWELFTH MONTH OF THE SEASON By Dr. Khin Maung Win (Math)

MATHEMATICS 5 HOW DECEMBER BECAME THE TWELFTH MONTH OF THE SEASON By Dr. Khin Maung Win Based on The December Puzzle from Figures For Fun by Yakov Perelman , Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1970 , Moscow , and The December…

## RABBIT UNDER THE TREE by Dr. Khin Maung Win (Math)

MATHEMATICS – 4 RABBIT UNDER THE TREE by Dr. Khin Maung Win (Math) Working People’s Daily , 17 August 1987 Pho Tay was telling his friend Nyi Nyi about his experience that morning . ”You remember our friend Soe Myint…