Remember Mr. Boyle

Mr. Boyle, that wonderful math teacher who taught for 34 years in the Port Washington, NY school district, passed away in May of 2008.

A memorial award/scholarship has been created in his name. See www.facebook.com/RememberMrBoyle/notes for how to donate.

Operating as usual

11/20/2023

Sometimes you just have to call it as you see it.

10/03/2023

People were creating colorful math notebooks even way back when! Over 3600 years ago!

Rhind Mathematical Papyrus, 1650 BCE.

The Rhind Mathematical Papyrus is sometimes called the “Ahmes Papyrus” in honor of the scribe who compiled it. The papyrus is from the Egyptian Middle Kingdom and dates to around 1650 BCE.

It was purchased by Henry Rhind in Egypt in 1858 and placed in the British Museum in 1864 by the estate of Henry Rhind, thus it bears his name.

This papyrus was probably a mathematics textbook, used by scribes to learn to solve particular mathematical problems by writing down appropriate examples. Eighty-four problems are included in the text, including: tables of divisions, multiplication, and handling of fractions; and geometrical examinations of volumes and areas.

The manuscript shows that Egyptians used first-order equations and solved them in several ways. They also know quadratic equations and solve them. They also know numerical and geometric sequences and know quadratic equations like the two:

X2 + y2 = 100,

Y = 3/4 x, where x = 8, y = 6,

This equation is the origin of the Pythagoras theorem, a2 = b 2 + c 2, and Egyptians used to call the unknown number (koom).

Pythagoras developed his mathematical theories after travelling to Egypt and learning from Egyptian priests, and this has been proven in the books of Greek historians and scholars such as Farpharius of Sour, Herodotus and Thales.

The Egyptians had algebra, trigonometry, and geometry about 2.000 years before the birth of Pythagoras... and about 3.000 years prior to al-Khwarizmi being born. ..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhind_Mathematical_Papyrus

https://maa.org/press/periodicals/convergence/mathematical-treasure-the-rhind-and-moscow-mathematical-papyri

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06/22/2023

Board members David Barnett, Barbara Gary and Julie Seeger congratulate Emily and Lucas

2 worthy award recipients!!!

Thank you board members, donors, supporters and friends!!!!

06/22/2023

David Barnett proudly presenting to Emily Gross and Lucas Milgrim at Schreiber High School

Congratulations!!!!

06/22/2023

And the 2023 winners are:

Emily Gross and Lucas Milgrim!!!

Congratulations!

Photos of award ceremony and winners to follow

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06/16/2023

2023 Winners were announced!

Stay tuned for updates

05/07/2023

2023 awardees to be announced soon.

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And add for mr boyle award in the memo line.

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06/27/2022

Congratulations again to our worthy 2022 winners.
Hannah brooks! Amanda kaminsky! Lexy vesselinov!
Wow!
Board members julie seeger, rondi sokoloff frieder and barbara gary had a delightful quick zoom. Will post a picture. 😋

06/17/2022

It was a pleasure to announce the Boyle Award winners for 2022 in person at Schreiber this year. Here is David Barnett with 2 of the 3 winners, Hannah Brooks, and Alexandra Vesselinov. The other 2022 winner is Amanda Kaminsky.

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