Understanding Euclid: A Simplified Approach to Mathematical Thinking

A series of ongoing illustrations inspired by the Elements of Euclid by Chris Thompson.

I remember that my mathematical education started with numbers. First, my father, then later, my elementary teacher, taught me how to count as my elementary math education. However, 2400 years ago, everything was utterly different, and kids were taught geometry first.

Before Jesus, geometry was more important than numbers. For instance, when the…

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