For my undergrad, I got the apv for term life insurance on my left forearm. I want something in the right when I get my master’s of math teaching.

I was thinking of getting the unit circle, but instead of flat, doing it around my forearm.

I’m also considering doing more of a sleeve this time, on the premise that nothing inspires shock and awe like a sleeve of math eqns.

So if I do a sleeve, what else should I do in addition to the unit circle?

Visual proof of \Sigma_{n=1}^\infty\frac1{4^n}=1/3

Bro
June 10, 2022, 3:18pm
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a Mandelbrot set. Those are awesome and offer incredible opportunity for cool graphics.

e^(i pi) - 1 = 0

do a fibonacci spiral / golden ratio:

do a gravitational potential energy well:

how about a Venn Diagram of the three ESSENTIAL descriptors of you:

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Euler’s Identity is sooo overdone as a tat.

By the way, I’m currently wearing an Euler’s Identity t-shirt.

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Like the chick that got a tattoo of Travis’ t-shirt…can’t remember exactly what it was…a bunch of math equations bounded by a cardioid or something like that…probably too much for an arm…although if is in the shape of a cardioid and is considered a “sleeve” then you can say that you wear your heart on your sleeve…LITERALLY!

I still have that shirt but it’s getting worn out.

I second the suggestion of Mandelbrot set or some other fractal. Would look awesome imo.

Bro
June 10, 2022, 4:39pm
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my tattoo is 3 Sierpinski triangles inside a hexagon with the words “LOVE THY SELF KNOW THY SELF” around the perimeter.

I’ve seen a really nice golden spiral shoulder.

If you did any really hard ass math, this is a good chance to literally flex your understanding of a tough equation.

Sorry, how is this the visual proof? I see a bunch of boxes.

How about the visual proof of The Pythagorean Theorem? requires two boxes.

Pythagorean proof : This proof uses squares of equal sizes to show the desired relation. There is some manipulation of the squares required in this proof. (Image source: File:Pythagore.jpg - Wikipedia )

Depends a lot on what OP will be teaching, IMO.

If you don’t design it in Excel is it even an actuarial tattoo?

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Be sure to include some vba for extra actuarial cred.

What is that, a wave function?

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You could have all of the Tromey integers inked onto your arm.

I think this is more clear.

In mathematics, the infinite series 1/4 + 1/16 + 1/64 + 1/256 + ⋯ is an example of one of the first infinite series to be summed in the history of mathematics; it was used by Archimedes circa 250–200 BC. As it is a geometric series with first term 1/4 and common ratio 1/4, its sum is
The series 1/4 + 1/16 + 1/64 + 1/256 + ⋯ lends itself to some particularly simple visual demonstrations because a square and a triangle both divide into four similar pieces, each of which contains 1/4 the area of ...

Nope, not seeing how it adds to 1/3. I could be an idiot.

I know how the math works.

Ah. I see is better in the wiki link.

Each colored (white, black, grey) section is 1/3 of the total square.

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The triangle inequality would be a good choice.

Also, maybe a complete proof that root 2 is irrational.

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