# Teaching Geometry with Pickles

Daughter is into pickles. Like way into pickles. If I were to start a blog just for her, it would be called www.PicklesAndPretzels.com. (She's also into pretzels.)

So when Husband grabbed two instead of one jar yesterday, it seemed natural.

Unloading the groceries, I saw the two jars a little more closely.

"Holy cow," thought I. They've made ellipses (pickle ovals) out of segmenting cylinders (the whole pickles)! And they're marketing them!

Math in action - via Vlasic!

Interested in more about ellipses? Check out Wolfram MathWorld's bit on it.

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# Teaching Geometry with Pickles

Daughter is into pickles. Like way into pickles. If I were to start a blog just for her, it would be called www.PicklesAndPretzels.com. (She's also into pretzels.)

So when Husband grabbed two instead of one jar yesterday, it seemed natural.

Unloading the groceries, I saw the two jars a little more closely.

"Holy cow," thought I. They've made ellipses (pickle ovals) out of segmenting cylinders (the whole pickles)! And they're marketing them!

Math in action - via Vlasic!

Interested in more about ellipses? Check out Wolfram MathWorld's bit on it.

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# Teaching Geometry with Pickles

Daughter is into pickles. Like way into pickles. If I were to start a blog just for her, it would be called www.PicklesAndPretzels.com. (She's also into pretzels.)

So when Husband grabbed two instead of one jar yesterday, it seemed natural.

Unloading the groceries, I saw the two jars a little more closely.

"Holy cow," thought I. They've made ellipses (pickle ovals) out of segmenting cylinders (the whole pickles)! And they're marketing them!

Math in action - via Vlasic!

Interested in more about ellipses? Check out Wolfram MathWorld's bit on it.

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# Teaching Geometry with Pickles

Daughter is into pickles. Like way into pickles. If I were to start a blog just for her, it would be called www.PicklesAndPretzels.com. (She's also into pretzels.)

So when Husband grabbed two instead of one jar yesterday, it seemed natural.

Unloading the groceries, I saw the two jars a little more closely.

"Holy cow," thought I. They've made ellipses (pickle ovals) out of segmenting cylinders (the whole pickles)! And they're marketing them!

Math in action - via Vlasic!

Interested in more about ellipses? Check out Wolfram MathWorld's bit on it.

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