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The Story of SohCahToa
<ul><li>The following story is based on the name of a great North American Indian mathematician who became famous for his ...
<ul><li>As a young boy, he seemed to have incredible intellect, but a very short temper.  When things did not please him h...
<ul><li>From then on, he was a changed child.  He became very patient, never threw a temper fit, and resolved to use reaso...
<ul><li>When he became an adult, the tribe thought long and hard about a name that would reflect his great mathematical ab...
<ul><li>The constant pain in his foot caused the brave to spend lots of time at the river cooling the pain of his forever ...
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Soh Cah Toa Indian

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Soh Cah Toa Indian

  1. 1. The Story of SohCahToa
  2. 2. <ul><li>The following story is based on the name of a great North American Indian mathematician who became famous for his wonderful proofs in trigonometry. In his tribe, they did not name their children until they reached adult age. Then they would give them a name fitting with some aspect of their character or development… </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>As a young boy, he seemed to have incredible intellect, but a very short temper. When things did not please him he immediately threw, kicked, swore... You know how tantrums are... One day, during a math lesson, he grew frustrated with his inability to complete a proof and went into one of his famous tantrums, and as luck would have it, he kicked a huge rock and broke his big toe. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>From then on, he was a changed child. He became very patient, never threw a temper fit, and resolved to use reason to work out his problems. Because he was so bright, this method made him an excellent mathematician. In fact, he became the greatest mathematician in the history of the tribe. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>When he became an adult, the tribe thought long and hard about a name that would reflect his great mathematical ability, but one wise old woman, perhaps his grandmother, rose up to suggest that they name him for the one behavior that was reflective on the event that changed him and made him a better man. To symbolize the dramatic moment in his youth, they named him for a regular event that would continue throughout his life. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The constant pain in his foot caused the brave to spend lots of time at the river cooling the pain of his forever mangled foot in the river waters, and they named him &quot;SOH CAH TOA.&quot; </li></ul>

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