Geometry rocks. It's fun. Cool, even. There, we said it.
If you're not a fan of numbers, then geometry still might win you over to math. It has intriguing puzzles, interesting real-world uses, and beautiful 2-D and 3-D shapes. (No uncomfortable 3-D glasses required!)
Why? Good question. Geometry is the foundation of the world around you. Whoa. Geometry relates to how wheels were discovered, skyscrapers are imagined, and runway fashions are designed.
Artists use shapes to create beautiful pictures. Architects use angles to build strong structures. Shop owners need a good spatial sense to figure out where to place the short shorts. Snowboarders use arcs and degrees to pull off sick tricks on the half-pipe. Check out this video of snowboarding gold medalist Shaun White practicing his Double McTwist 1260, which he debuted at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Pop quiz: how many rotations does Shaun pull off in 1260°?