12 Things that make Me Happy

Today, 20th March, is the international happiness day and I thought to share with you some of the things that make me happy when it comes to mathematics.

  • reading any history of math makes me feel wonderful thinking that what I am studying now is the result of years of studying, years of research and a lot of brilliant minds;

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  • every time I finish a hard exercise ( especially the ones that take days to find the right proof or answer);

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  • explaining something to a classmate;
  • explaining to children (every time I see their face when they understand something makes me feel wonderful, especially the small ones (7-10 years));
  • learning some new math trick (such as a new way of doing multiplication);
  • learning the way some card tricks are made ( I was never good enough at doing them, but I feel excited when I discover the math part that is under those tricks);
  • watching math related animations of movies (such as Donald in Mathmagic Land or A Beautiful Mind or Numb3rs);
  • I was feeling happy after I decided what I want to do after I finish my Bachelor Degree (applying to some masters: taught master and research masters at University of Aberdeen);
  • preparing my volunteer activities as a teacher assistant and as a mentor;

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  • reading math quotes;
  • seeing the beauty of math in nature;

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  • doing fun math activities just as DIYs or any other crafting things.

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Enjoy and let me know what are the things that make you happy. Check my Facebook page, my Tumblr, my just started Google+ page and also my new Twitter (I am really new to the last 2 things, so bare with me if you can see stupid mistakes there) and  Instagram.

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