Jackson an’ Johnson / Murphy an’ Bronson /

One by one dey come / An’ one by one to dreamland dey go.

[From *Carmen Jones*. Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein]

Two young high-school students from New Orleans, Ne’Kiya Jackson and Calcea Johnson, recently presented a new proof of the Pythagorean theorem at a meeting of the American Mathematical Society in Georgia. It has been widely believed that **no proof based on trigonometry** was possible but we now know that to be false. Continue reading ‘The Waffle Cone and a new Proof of Pythagoras’ Theorem’