## Leonhard Euler

## Who Are WE?

As the Math Chronicles, we want our readers to approach maths from different perspectives, similar to us! We hope to share current news on mathematics, publish interesting articles, book and movie reviews, and cartoons in each issue. We also want to see you get involved. So, before our next issue, send us an article to publish, our have a go at our published math question challenges! I keep referring to us as “we”, but who are we really?

### Members

Hi, I'm Duru and this year I’m working as a co-president of the Math Chronicles Club. I’m currently an 11th grade IB student, dealing with maths every day thanks to my math aa hl teachers :) Although I want to pursue engineering in the future, I’ve taken many college-level math courses because I’ve always found theorems and the derivation of everyday math we use during our day, from the grocery store to the bank fascinating. I hope that as a team, we can get you at least a decimal more excited about maths through our work!

Duru Ortaç

Hello everyone, I'm Ceyda, but you may be wondering about my connection to The Math Chronicles. Well, I am the chief editor and co-president of the Math Chronicles Club. I am an 11th-grade student taking AP courses. Now, what about math? Since as far back as I can remember, I've been diving headfirst into the world of equations and problem-solving. I've always had a soft spot for the beauty hidden in numbers. It's not all sunshine and rainbows, but there's something oddly satisfying about solving the puzzles that life throws our way. Stick around, and let's make sense of the world, one equation at a time!

Ceyda Toprak

I’m Batu Barın, Grade 11 IB Math, Physics, CS HL student. I believe math is one of the two vital essentials to having a good academic career. The second one is baklava.

Batu Barın

Hi, I’m in 11. grade and studying IB Math HL. I like mathematics because from primary school to high school, mathematics was the lesson that challenged me the most. The more challenged I was, the more progress I made, but I still have a very long way to go. I want to study economics and finance so math is really involved in my life right now and for the foreseeable future.

Derin Değerli

Hello there! I’m Seden, just a high school student with a thing for cracking the code of math mysteries. Picture me as your math rebel, diving into the numbers like a Jedi navigating the Force. Stick around as we explore the infinite mysteries of the world of mathematics.

Seden Nalbant

Hey there! I am Eda and I’m excited to be a part of the Math Chronicles Club this year. As a fellow 11 IB student with a keen interest in biology and a strong aspiration to study medicine, I'm fascinated by the role mathematics plays in understanding the natural world. I think the application of mathematical principles in biological systems and ecological modeling is truly captivating and promising for our future. I hope our team can showcase the beauty of math in understanding any phenomena including such systems, making it both accessible and engaging for everyone we connect with together :)

Eda İbrahimoğlu

Hi, I’m Emir. I am a year 11 IB students who is struggling with Math in my every day life. I always loved math and I was always interested in exploring different formulas and to the subjective mathematics. One of my hobby is playing the guitar and you would be surprised about how the guitar revealed the practical side of math. I hope you like our magazine and have fun whilst reading it.

Emir Alikalfa

Hello fellow math enthusiasts!

I'm Hüseyin Eren Arslan, an 11th-grade IB student with a passion for unraveling the beauty of numbers and the elegance of mathematical concepts. As a proud member of this math magazine, I'm excited to contribute and explore the boundless world of mathematics with all of you. Whether it's delving into complex equations or discovering the poetry in patterns, I believe that math is not just a subject; it's an adventure waiting to be embraced. Let's embark on this journey together and uncover the wonders that lie within the realm of numbers!

Cheers,

Hüseyin Eren Arslan

Hey there, I am Çağrı. I am an 11th grader and doing AP. I really struggle to decide whether to study engineering or economics. I enjoy both because guess what, both involve math! I have been writing articles and drawing comics in Math Chronicles for two years. It is fun when you express your experiences in the form of caricature. Also, it is a great opportunity to dig deeper into new concepts and mathematical notions at an early age. I hope our work arise curiosity and perhaps, you will join us, too.

Özdoğan Çağrı Dirik

## Honorable Old Members

# Eda Toprak

Thinking of a proof of a theorem is an enjoy for me. I sometimes just sit on the road to think of maths, and even right now stuck in a room full of eccentric people, I am thinking of mathematics.

# Mehmet Efe Zengin

I am a writer, I am a thinker, and when I am writing while thinking I am a lit-mathematician, so please give me a moment to think about this unprecedented occasion.

# Emrullah Yiğit

I listen to mathematics; the beauty of the numbers as the harmony, in this case: the exposition of the mysteries as a rhythm…

# Elif Demir

Actually, I’d say I am the funny one. I have an ever growing interest in math, and I make maths even more enjoyable for people around. I always think of jokes mid-class and sometimes laugh to myself. Let me think of one right now:

Knock Knock,

Who’s there?

Square Root of Two.

Square Root of Two Who?

Don’t listen to me, I’m irrational.

But sadly today, the difference is no one is answering the door.

# Eda Paksoy

Hello everyone! I’ve liked maths since I first learned the numbers. I think I mostly like the certainty of math since there is a logic to everything we do. Thus, I’ve always found it fascinating to solve very complex problems and come to a very simple answer: Dial Mr. Haşim’s telephone number, call him, and wait to be rescued. Basic Maths, I love it.

# Ece Paksoy

Hi, even though I don’t get along well with letters as I was the last kid to read in kindergarten, I love numbers. I aim to find answers to the questions why and how. Be relieved, stay tuned, we just rang the bell of the great door of mathematics… (we’re coming out)

# Hüseyin Şahin

Heyy, with ciphers and numbers in my head, Cryptography is what I am good at, if you open up the path, I am going to create one for you.

# Eda Orakçı

Attention please you all! I am Eda, and I can count to ten (even a bit more), so naturally, I’m interested in maths. Go check out Books and Films if you want to learn more about how mathematicians worldwide deal with such uncanny problems.

# Halit Yiğit Gündüz

Me… I am a funny hat dude, nocturnal mathematician. So, go on search for another hero, if you need a magician, call me.

# Mehmet Ekin Doğan

Hahh… “Explosive” Yeah, let’s use explosives to clear our way out.

# Hüseyin Yağız Devre

Yes, Yess. You believe we haven’t thought of that solution. We’re mathematicians that are fascinated with the use of Combinatorics, Linear Algebra and Discrete Mathematics. I am very aware of the applications of Computer Science and Number Theory, so dialing a number while using a telephone: It’s our job.

# Selin Deniz Akdoğan

Mathematics has always been my greatest passion and I hope you will enjoy mathematics as much as I do. And, don’t freak out, this is the first time that we can’t leave mathematics behind physically. In our minds, we don’t think of anything else.

# Elif Ilgın Özdemir

Obsessed with number theory, by the way. period. it’s a period, a period.

# Güney Baver Gürbüz

So friends, seeing life as simple math, I just seek the logic behind every path while enjoying the pure harmony of numbers, theories, and ingenious theories...

# Kaan Asker

As the great mathematician said once : “Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty—a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show.” I am not sure why I quoted this, but it seems pretty.

# Tan Yıldız

Friends, dear friends. I call myself an avid biobehavioral science enthusiast seeking consilience with the foundational field of mathematics through biostatistics. Enlivened by the past, enthralled by the present, and ebullient for the future. So most basically I am a living creature who seeks the survival.

# Zanyar Oğurlu

# Ada Ayas

Not gonna lie, I'm not great at math. But at least I don't hate it. Why am I in this group you ask, why not I say. I like what challenges me.

Thanks to Mathematics, we can make “accurate” calculations in the confines of our own system of perception, which is pretty neat. Without this relaxing feature, our “knowledge” of the universe would be pretty much limited by experimentation, and in this case, it is quite boring and inefficient if you ask me. You can’t try everything; there are certain things you need to be able to predict, and mathematics gets you there. Let’s use Mathematics to find solutions to our problems. But of course, the value of mathematics is beyond making calculations to help us in our lives. For me, this is an aesthetic way to approach everything in life.

# Ahmet Eren Doğan

I want to understand the universe. Therefore, I am trying to learn and explore its language: mathematics.

# Ezel Göktaş

I decided to spend longer time with problems and started to ask why the things are the way they are (all the formulas, theories, etc). After I tried to search for answers, I realized I had already got into math. That’s when I discovered it’s not actually nerdy, boring or hard; but harmonious, mysterious, and beautiful. So, I might or might not find the solution but definitely gonna use mathematics all along the journey.

# Recai Efe Sunay

In the pursuit to deconstruct the complexities of math and identify its underlying nature that subsists in all mediums.