Friday, August 28, 2009

Pythagoras and Colors


Mention math to most people, it seems, and they grimace as if they have indigestion. So I thought it was high time to have a little fun playing with numbers.

Pythagoras, The Father Of Numbers, lived long, long ago in Greece in the 500BC era. He was a most interesting philosopher and mathematician, famous for discovering the Pythagorean Theorem, the one theorem that every geometry student knows and loves. LOL! The sum of the squares of the legs of any right triangle equals the square of the hypotenuse....you remember, a squared + b squared = c squared?

Pythagoras, who thought numbers were the "essence of all being" had a cult-like following which studied music, astronomy, and religion. He believed in reincarnation and was one of the first to think the earth was round. He discovered the theory of proportion which we all use most every day without even realizing it. "Odd numbers were masculine", he said, "and even numbers were feminine". He was really a strange dude. He had one of his own followers executed! Why? Supposedly because his colleague discovered irrational numbers and Pythagoras found them "unthinkable". Actually rational numbers are, well, totally irrational.
I started this entry to share this numerology quiz. I'm finally getting to it. Here's what you do:
Using the chart above, take each letter in your first and last name and find its corresponding number on the chart. Add up all of the numbers, then add the digits in your answer to a single digit. That is your number.
Example: Sandra Meek 1+1+5+4+9+1+4+5+5+2=37. 3+7=10 1+0=1 So my number is 1. My numerology color personality from the chart is red and here is the description: Red: The most dominant personality. A visionary and risk-taker: energetic, passionate, tenacious, flamboyant, and courageous. I like it! Find your number and go to HouseBeautiful.com to see the meaning of your color. See. Numbers can be fun. No more grimacing!

8 comments:

  1. mss. sandra mine came up blue, a natural mother. whut are you trying to do, give me a mother complex. now i'm crying, and can't take it any more. lol jk
    was blue though, come visit

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  2. Are you really a blue? I think I'm really a red!

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  3. Hi Sandra,

    It's always nice to talk w/ another teacher. We may teach different subjects, but a good teacher is sooo important for our kids.

    Thanks for following my blog (coachyourmind)... I'll definitely be following yours.

    Hope to chat in the future!

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  4. Thanks Dayne! Come back and I'll visit you too.
    Sandra

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