Windows Nerd

December 30th, 2010, 04:13 AM

Hey all,

So my math teacher recently assigned us a math project to do about a month before the Winter Break. It can be on any topic we want as long as it is math related. I am still unsure what my topic for the project is, asking this.

I am interested in computers (well, obviously, being on this forum :D) and I want to incorporate my love of computers with the project. I am at a grade 11 Math level, and the project is worth approximately one Unit test. I have until the middle of January to do it.

I am interested in "hacking" - in both senses. Not that I do anything malicious, I just find that stuff interesting. Cryptography may be a good area related to this, but I think it is a little too big for a project. I know some Python (still learning), tried (and failed) to learn Java and C++ as far as programming goes. Even given how interested I am with computers and how much I know, I still can't really think up of something I can do for the project. Some of the other things my teacher suggested was GPS, or proofs of the Pythagorean theorem for the really lazy. Some other things he suggested were Fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio; the history of zero; code breaking; and imaginary numbers/complex numbers.

Could anyone help me out? I want to do well with the project, but I have been too unsure on what I want to do for too long.

Scott

So my math teacher recently assigned us a math project to do about a month before the Winter Break. It can be on any topic we want as long as it is math related. I am still unsure what my topic for the project is, asking this.

I am interested in computers (well, obviously, being on this forum :D) and I want to incorporate my love of computers with the project. I am at a grade 11 Math level, and the project is worth approximately one Unit test. I have until the middle of January to do it.

I am interested in "hacking" - in both senses. Not that I do anything malicious, I just find that stuff interesting. Cryptography may be a good area related to this, but I think it is a little too big for a project. I know some Python (still learning), tried (and failed) to learn Java and C++ as far as programming goes. Even given how interested I am with computers and how much I know, I still can't really think up of something I can do for the project. Some of the other things my teacher suggested was GPS, or proofs of the Pythagorean theorem for the really lazy. Some other things he suggested were Fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio; the history of zero; code breaking; and imaginary numbers/complex numbers.

Could anyone help me out? I want to do well with the project, but I have been too unsure on what I want to do for too long.

Scott