This blog is about Simon, a young gifted mathematician and programmer, who had to move from Amsterdam to Antwerp to be able to study at the level that fits his talent, i.e. homeschool.

Tiling shapes to build dodecagon and octagon

Some outside fun: Simon uses a regular hexagon, equilateral triangles and squares to build a regular dodecagon, and right angled isoceles triangles (with sides equal to 1 and the hypotenuse equal to square root of 2), and rectangles (with sides equal to square root of 2 and 1 or square root of 2 plus 2 and square root of 2) to build a regular octagon.