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This site has interactive geometry sketches which demonstrate several famous and beautiful theorems in mathematics such as Napoleon, Viviani, nine-point circle, Euler line, Neuberg, Van Aubel, Spieker circle, Fermat-Torricelli points, Fibonacci, etc., as well as further generalizations of many of these. It also includes Student Explorations which contain mostly geometric problems, challenges, explorations, and classroom material of interest hopefully to both students and teachers of mathematics in school as well as undergraduate level at university such as the hierarchical classification of quadrilaterals, interior angle sum of polygons, etc. Some of the explorations are directly related to the school math curriculum such as the "classifying, exploring and defining quadrilaterals" activity, while others such as "Bottema's theorem" are intended as challenges to extend students and teachers a little beyond the usual confines of the school. Some challenges are more suitable for training of enthusiasts of mathematical competitions.

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University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
[Retired, Dept of Mathematics & Computer Science Education
University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa]

(Last Update: 30 January 2024)

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Explorations for Students (Updated)

 

The 3D parallelo-hexagon

 

Affine Equivalence of Cubic Polynomials (Updated!*)

 

Affine Invariance of Conics (Updated!*)

 

An associated Van Aubel result & further generalizations NEW!*

 

Area Parallelogram Partition Theorem: Another Example of the Discovery Function of Proof NEW!*

 

Area Ratios of Inscribed Polygons - another generalization of Varignon's theorem Medium-Hard (NEW*!)

 

Area Ratios of Octagons/Parallelograms: IMTS problem (Updated!*)

 

Balancing Quadrilaterals Theorem: A 'Van Aubel-like' result (Updated!*)
(An application of centroids - centres of mass)

 

Bradley's Theorem, its Generalization & an Analogue Theorem (NEW!*)

 

British Mathematics Olympiad Problem and its Dual
(An application of perpendicular and angle bisectors of a triangle)
(Updated!*)

 

Centroids of Triangles subdividing a Hexagon forming Parallelo-Hexagon
(A generalization of Varignon's Theorem to 2D and 3D)

 

Circumcentres (or Perpendicular Bisectors) of Circumscribed (tangential) Quadrilateral Theorem (Updated!*)

 

Clough's Theorem (a variation of Viviani) and some Generalizations

 

Concurrency and Euler line locus result

 

Concurrency, collinearity and other properties of a particular hexagon (NEW!*)

 

Conway's Circle Theorem as special case of Side Divider Theorem NEW!*

 

Cyclic Quadrilateral Incentre-Rectangle

 

Cyclic Quadrilateral Rectangle Result (Updated!)

 

Dao Than Oai's generalization of Napoleon's theorem - geometric proofs & further generalizations (NEW!*)

 

De Villiers points and hyperbola of a triangle (Updated!*)

 

Du Plooy's generalization of the Theorem of Pythagoras

 

Eight Point Conic for Quadrilateral (Updated!*)

 

360 Encyclopedia of Triangle Centres (NEW!*)

 

Euler & Nagel Lines Analogy (NEW!*)

 

Fermat-Torricelli Point Generalizations

 

Feynman's Triangle and some generalizations (Updated!*)

 

A Fibonacci Generalization - Kendal's theorem (NEW!*)

 

Flashback to the Past - a 1949 Matric Geometry Exam Question

 

Generalizations of Cross's (Vecten's) Theorem (Updated!*)

 

Generalization of the Cyclic Quadrilateral Angle Sum theorem (Updated!*)
Generalization of the Tangential Quadrilateral Side Sum theorem
(Updated!*)

 

A generalization of Neuberg's Theorem and the Simson line (Updated!*)

 

A Geometric Paradox Explained (Another variation of an IMTS problem) (NEW!*)

 

Gregory Ellipse Quadrilateral Generalization (NEW!*)

 

2D Generalizations ofViviani's Theorem (Updated!*)
3D Generalizations ofViviani's Theorem

 

2D Generalizations of a theorem of Sylvester (Updated!*)
Sylvester's theorem for a tetrahedron

 

Generalizing a theorem of Arsalan Wares (Updated!*)

 

Generalizing the Nagel line to Circumscribed Polygons by Analogy & Constructive Defining (Updated!*)

 

A generalization of a Parallelogram Theorem to Parallelo-hexagons, and Douglas' Theorem (Updated!*)

 

Haag Hexagon and its generalization to a Haag Polygon (Updated!*)

 

Haag Hexagon - some extra properties (NEW!*)

 

Golden Quadrilaterals (generalizing a 'golden rectangle') (NEW!*)

 

Haruki's Theorem (Three Overlapping Circles) (Updated!*)

 

A Hierarchical Classification of Quadrilaterals
(Inclusive Classification of Quadrilaterals) (Updated!*)

 

Interior Angle Sum of Polygons (incl. Crossed): a General Formula (Updated!*)

 

Investigating incentres of some iterated triangles

 

Jha and Savaran's generalisation of Napoleon's theorem (NEW!*)

 

A cyclic Kepler quadrilateral and the golden ratio

 

Klingens' Intersecting Circles Theorem NEW!*

 

Locus Problem (fixed chords in circle)

 

A Merry-Go-Round the Triangle (Example of problem posing)

 

Napoleon's Theorem and some Generalizations, Variations & Converses (Updated!*)

 

Nickalls' Conic Theorem

 

Nine-point (or Euler) centre & Maltitudes of Cyclic Quadrilateral

 

Nine Point Circle and Spieker Circle Duality

 

Nine-point conic and Euler line generalization

 

Para-Hexagon Concurrency Theorem
(A generalization of concurrency of triangle medians) (Updated!*)

 

Perpendicular Bisectors of the Sides of a Hexagon with Opposite Sides Parallel NEW!*

 

Pirate Treasure Hunt and a Generalization

 

Power Lines of a Triangle (Updated!*)

 

Quadrilateral Similar Triangles Collinearity Theorem - a generalization of an equilic quadrilateral theorem (Updated!*)

 

The quasi-circumcentre and quasi-incentre of a quadrilateral (Updated!*)

 

The quasi-Euler line of a quadrilateral and a hexagon (Updated!*)

 

Semi-regular Angle-gons and Side-gons
(A generalization of rectangles and rhombi)

 

Similarity of Parabola

 

Some Parallelo-hexagon Area Ratios (Updated!*)

 

Spieker conic and Nagel line generalization

 

Sylvie's Theorem (Updated!*)

 

Trisection concurrency: a variation on a median theme

 

Van Aubel's Theorem and some Generalizations (Updated!*)

 

An associated result of the Van Aubel configuration and some generalizations (NEW!*)

 

A variation of Miquel's theorem and its generalization (Updated!*)

 

Some unproved conjectures

 

Other Activities and Links

 

Cut-the-Knot - Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles

 

Online Graphing Calculator

 

Solve Equations Numerically

 

Linear Equations Solver

 

Dynamically Explore Elliptic (Spherical) Geometry

 

Dynamically Explore Hyperbolic Geometry

 

Logic, Strategy & Geometry Games

 

LOGO (Turtle) Geometry Online or download StarLogo turtle geometry from MIT

 

Mathematics Archives - Topics in Mathematics - Geometry

 

Math Forum Electronic Newsletter

 

The Importance of Geometric Literacy in Engineering & Design

 

Wolfram Alpha Online Computational Knowledge Engine

 

Homepage of Yutaka Nishiyama with several interesting mathematical applications

 

List of online resources for math teachers

 

 

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