Geometry is a branch of mathematics concerned with shapes and space, including size, relative position, and related properties.

FACT: Analytic Geometry is a branch of algebra that is used to model geometric objects. Analytic geometry was invented by Descartes and Fermat independently. It’s also known as coordinate geometry or Cartesian geometry (named after it’s “inventor” René Descartes).

Benoît Mandelbrot Coined the Term “Fractal” Fact

Benoît Mandelbrot coined the term “fractal” in 1975 to describe the naturally occurring, never-ending, infinitely complex, [often] self-similar, geometric patterns, which look “fractured” or “broken.”

The Earth Isn’t Flat Fact

The Earth is not flat; the Earth is an oblate spheroid (a bumpy sphere with a fat equator and skinny poles). There are many ways to prove the earth’s geometry.

Pi is an Irrational Number Fact

Pi (π) is an irrational number, meaning it represents a real number with a non-repeating pattern that can’t fully be expressed.

René Descartes Slept in an Oven Myth

René Descartes didn’t sleep in an oven, but he did invent analytical geometry while sleeping in a room with an oven (likely a masonry heater).