Me: “The Three Midsegments Conjecture says that if we connect the three midsegments of a triangle, they will form four congruent triangles within, like this.”
Kid: “It’s a triforce!”
Boys in class: “Triforce!”
Girls: “What’s a triforce?”
Me: “Go play Zelda sometime. Okay, so the Triforce conjecture says….”
Students in the class now have the option of naming conjectures* by their proper name, by their assertion, or by our nickname. I have a feeling conjecture-naming will be a common pasttime in our class.
- didn’t these used to be theorems? Pretty sure we used to learn theorems. The textbooks these days also have these weird flowchart proofs, not the two-column ones of yore.