Category: Essays

TheTaming of a Mathematician by Dr.Khin Maung Win (Maths)

MATHEMATICS 15 THE TAMING OF A MATHEMATICIAN ” How good of you to come.” said my daughter’s Maths teacher.”Didn’t expect you so soon.Please sit down.” I said”Thank you.” and sat down. She said,”I think you have seen your daughter’s Maths…

COUNTING , THE MOST PRIMITIVE ART by Dr.Khin Maung Win (Maths)

MATHEMATICS 11 COUNTING , THE MOST PRIMITIVE ART Even before man learned to write,he had to know how to count.Prehistoric man had to learn to count and would use their fingers or stones to help them.They probably made strokes on…

TALES OF A GRANDPA : FINGERS by Dr.Khin Maung Win (Maths)

MATHEMATICS 10 TALES OF A GRANDPA : FINGERS My children loved listening to stories told by their grandpa , my father -in – law.Here is one of his tales which runs as follows . In the olden days , men…

REMARKABLE FOR WHAT IT DOES NOT SAY by Dr.Khin Maung Win (Maths)

MATHEMATICS 12 REMARKABLE FOR WHAT IT DOES NOT SAY figure of six lines meeting a line In this figure, the reader will see six straight lines which meet another straight line. The lines are numbered one to six.The reader can…

TRIANGLES HAVE STRONG SHAPES by Dr.Khin Maung Win (Maths)

MATHEMATICS 9 TRIANGLES HAVE STRONG SHAPES We say that triangles have strong shapes.We define a strong shape in the following way. Imagine some shapes constructed by joining pieces of wood together with nails or screws as shown here. picture of…

TALES OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY by Dr Khin Maung Win (Maths)

MATHEMATICS 7 TALES OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY Galileo and the tower of Pisa . After he graduated ,Galileo taught at the university of Pisa.He always taught that any idea must be proved before one accepts as truth.In 1590,he used the tower…

Newton and the falling apple by Dr Khin Maung Win (Math)

TALES OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY   (Newton and the falling apple)   Comprehensibility and credibility may be two qualities which make some stories remembered. Look at the story of Newton and the falling apple. Suppose it was told , which is…

Today Thingyan Pot (Junior Win)

Here, what I chose a set of leaves and flowers for the Burmese Thingyan Pot. (Let red rose, and red paper flowers be arranged attractively, and others also added by the law of Burmese alphabets.) Collecting flowers, and leaves from…

Thin-gyan-Memory (Junior Win)

Tha-Gyar-Min (Tha-Gyar-Min has with  two parchments (Gold plate and Dog-hide) when he comes down to the human abode. Illustration Credit – Maung Yit) According to folklore, Tha-Gyar-Min, king of the celestials, will be on a visit to the human abode…

My Dear Mother Passed Away (Junior Win)

I could never be cured by time for my great loss of my dear mother. I eat and drink, and lie down, or having praying, that robotic activity makes the day would pass quickly that I thought in the every…

Junior Win – They Died with Their Boots On!

Junior Win – They Died with Their Boots On! On the 15th October of 2016, the boat carrying about 300 passengers on board (the boat pecked over the legal limit), sank on 5:00 AM at Chindwon River in Burma. It…

A Present from My Grandmother When I was 10 (The old copy of The Modern Encyclopedia for Children.) The old edition of The Modern Encyclopedia for Children (1966) that our grandmother (Khin Myo Chit – writer of Colourful Burma, etc)…

Junior Win – Burmese New Year Passing with No Padauk

Burmese New Year Passing with No Padauk (Junior Win) (Padauk buds were hoping to meet the shower of the rain.) This year 2016, 13th April was the welcoming day of the water festival, and after 4 days of watering,…

Seasonal Flowers, and Bonus Flowers in the Summer 2015 By Junior Win

This summer is so hot and there wasa hardful warning to everyone from the daily weather report. It said ultraviolet rays have now high radiation. It was dangerous if we were goingoutside between 11am and 3pm. But wait! There were…

A Day at the Bookshop by Junior Win

(I was before the Encyclopedias bookshelf.) I was at the bookshop today. I had a plan to buy some updated Encyclopedias for my work. I now had been writing regular supplement for some Education journal. They requested me to write…