Alicia Boole Stott, better known as “The Princess of Polytopia,” was a Irish-English mathematician who not only introduced the meaning of the word “polytope,” but was also one of the first to explore the fourth dimension. Alicia was an outside-the-box thinker who saw beauty from all angles.
Math Ran in the Family
It seems that this “mathematic-genius aptitude” ran in her blood. Her father, George Boole, was a mathematician, educator, philosopher, and logician. He even has a form of algebra named after him, Boolean algebra, which has played a major part in the development of digital electronics and programming languages.
Alicia’s mother, Mary Everest Boole was a self-taught mathematician and educator. Her book, Philosophy and Fun of Algebra, demonstrated that she too was an “outside-the-box” thinker. She theorized children should be taught algebra and logic by using stories, history, and literature to help keep the attention of the children. She believed in the use of mathematical imagination with critical thinking and creativity, which was essential to strengthening comprehension and understanding. Alicia also had a few siblings who went on to be accomplished intellectuals.
The Princess of Polytopia
Alicia had a very impressive grasp of four-dimensional geometry, perhaps due to her mother’s theories and teaching. She is best known for coining the term “polytope” for a convex solid in four (or more) dimensions. Alicia’s findings made an impact in the geometrical world in the early 1900s, earning her an honorary doctorate. Her work is exhibited at many museums and universities throughout the world and continues to influence others to this day. Educational and inspirational, Alicia’s discoveries continue to inspire and mesmerize the minds of many, and in our opinion, are certainly worthy of a spot in the Hall of Genius.
Add Alicia to Your Stash!
Alicia joined our Genius Series in 2015 and was made in bumGenius 4.0, Freetime, Littles, Elemental, Flip diaper covers, Flip Trainers, and bumGenius Outing wet bags. In honor of Truly Genius Tuesday, the following Alicia cloth diapers and accessories are on sale… TODAY ONLY!
- bumGenius 4.0 – $5 off
- Flip Diaper Covers – $5 off
- bumGenius Littles – $5 off
- bumGenius Original Elemental – $5 off
- bumGenius Outing Wet Bag – $5 off or FREE w/ $40 or more (coupon code: TGT411)
Don’t Forget the Truly Genius Tuesday Giveaway!
This week’s giveaway is for both mama and baby! For a chance to win a little something for baby… an Alicia Freetime & bumGenius Outing Wet Bag…. and a little something for mama… a MilkDaze Nursing & Teething Necklace & Bangle, tell us about a time you or your little one were an “outside-the-box” thinker.
Eligible entries must be posted no later than midnight Central Time, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. U.S. residents only. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win. Winners will be drawn after the close of the contest and notified via email. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. All prizes must be claimed within 30 days of end of giveaway.