Biographies 

Daren  When I was about 10 years old, I was very interested in mathematics. Everyday, I would practice my math skills and later I entered into math competitions that are Canada Wide. I did very poor at the start, but I did not give up. During middle school, I develop greatly my math and then won many awards nationally. In grade 8, I was very interested in Computer Science. Although at that time I did not know how to code but I knew it would be not easy to learn. I started out learning HTML & CSS (Web development) which is relatively easy, then learnt JavaScript and the basics of C++. When my math teacher told us that we had to do a project about math, I immediately thought about building a program or website application that calculates using math. I then paired up with a partner; Ishwar Desai who also got high ranks in math competitions (That is why I knew him) and the idea of creating a website application that can solve triangles using JavaScript was born. In the future, I am looking forward to creating a program that can solve matrices.  Ishwar  I have always been interested in mathematics. Throughout middle school, I participated in many mathematics competitions, and placed well in them. Then, when I started high school, I met up with Daren Liang, from another middle school, and we became part of the advanced math class in Fredericton High School. We had to do a project for this math class. Throughout middle school, Daren and I had learned about the Pythagorean Theorem that worked for right triangles. But we thought that there must be formulas that could help you solve triangles that don't have right angles. And so we created our triangle solver. Our triangle solver can solve the the angles, side lengths, area and perimeter of a triangle if three sides and/or angles are given. In the future, we'd like to expand this so that you can input values for the area and perimeter. We already have some of these cases in the program, but not all of them. The advice I'd give to other students thinking about doing a project, is to think of something that you learned that was never complete, something that you're passionate about. 
 Daren Liang, Ishwar Desai The Triangle Solver
Challenge:  Innovation  Category:  Intermediate  Region:  River Valley  City:  Fredericton, NB  School:  Fredericton High School  Abstract:  We have created a website that can solve a valid triangle given a combination of three angles, sides, perimeter, and/or area, using JavaScript. The solver uses trigonometric laws and formulas to calculate the triangles. It can solve triangles with one or two solutions and draw visual triangles. The website can be viewed on computers and mobile devices. You can visit the website at www.triangle.altervista.org. 
