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Egyptian Mathematics - The Egyptians are one of the earliest known and most well documented people to inhabit the Earth. They were one of the first people to respond to practical needs within agriculture, business, and industry. Moreover, archaeological and historical artifacts suggest that the Egyptians were among the first to develop the study of mathematics. This paper will discuss the development of mathematics in ancient Egypt, focusing on the use of hieroglyphs, the decimal system, and hieratic writing and numerals to demonstrate that the Egyptians made notable contributions to modern day understandings of mathematics.... [tags: Mathematics] | 656 words (1.9 pages) |
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Ontology of Mathematics -
... Perhaps, then, we might lean towards an intuitionist approach like that describes in J.R. Brown [2]. An intuitionist, or constructivist, suggests that mathematical concepts|that is, in our terms, relationships| have no existence until a human mind creates them [4]. However, in suggesting this, we run into some major problems. First, intuitionism looks as though it's going to reject some claims of already accepted mathematics and logic; namely, claims such as the Law of the Excluded Middle. This is because an intuitionist holds that only until a claim is proven or disprove does it have a true or false truth-value.... [tags: Mathematics]
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Mathematics in Neuropsychology -
... Because technology has become quite advanced today, computers and other high tech equipment have also enabled neuropsychologists with a simpler way of record-keeping, compared to the considerably large amounts of data dealt with in earlier times. Obtaining this type of numerical information is indeed high on the usefulness scale, for it serves as a great guidance to future investigations. It certainly assists in determining, for example, what type of person (by race, occupation, personality type, etc.) is more likely to undergo any sort of neurological disease or issue.... [tags: Mathematics]
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Developing Mathematics Learning Skills - ... Read the lesson slowly. Math lessons are not the daily newspaper to be skimmed over, but must be read thoroughly to gain understanding. Review the class notes. Write down mathematical terms used in the lesson and their meaning. Write down the steps used in the lesson. Do practice questions in the textbook and check the level of understanding. Use the highlighter to highlight areas that you are having difficulties with. Review the highlighted areas and ask the instructor for help with those areas to gain understanding http://www.in-site.co.nz/camhigh/links/objects/StudySkills-Mathematics.pdf.... [tags: Mathematics] | 914 words (2.6 pages) |
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Introduction to Mathematics Glossary of Terms - ... Now we are learned in this topic about mathematics glossary of terms. Some terms of mathematics glossary of terms: * Absolute value * Acute angle * Acute triangle * Additive identity * Additive inverse * Adjacent angles * Angle * Arc * Area * Associative property of addition * Associative property of multiplication * Average * axis of symmetry * Base * Bisect * Box and whisker plot * Cartesian coordinate * Central angle * Chord Circle * Circumference * Coefficient * Collinear * Combination * Common factor * Common multiple * Commutative property of addition * Commutative property of multiplication * Complementary angles * Composite number * Cone * Congruent * Constant * Coordinate plan * Coplanar * Counting number * Counting principle * Cross product * Cube * Cylinder * Data * Decimal number * Degree * Denominator * Dependent events * Diagonal * Diameter * Difference * Digit * Distributive property * Dividend * Divisor * Ellipse * Equation * Equilateral triangle * Equivalent equations * Equivalent fractions * Error of measurement * Evaluate * Even number * Event * Exponent * Equivalent fractions * Factor * Fraction * Frequency * Frequency table * Factorial * Face * Formula * Graph * Greatest common factor (GCF) * Horizontal * Hypotenuse * Identity property of addition * Identity property of multiplication * Improper fraction * Independent events * Interpolation * Intersecting lines * Inverse * Inverse operations * Irrational number * Inequality * Infinity * Inscribed angle * Inscribed polygon * Integers * Intercept * Intercepted arc * Isosceles triangle * Least common denominator * least common multiple * Like fractions * Line * Line of symmetry * Line segment * Locus * Logic * Lowest terms * Matrix * Magnitude * Major axis * Multiplicative identity * Midpoint * Natural logarithm * Negative number * Natural numbers * Octagon * Obtuse angle * Odd function * Ordered pair * Parallel * Parabola * Parallelogram * Perfect number * Quadratic equation * Quadratic formula * Quadrilateral * Rational number * Reflexive property * Right circular cone * Scalar * Scalene triangle * Terminating decimal * Transitive property * Union * Variable * Whole numbers * X-intercept * Y-intercept * Zero * Zero property of multiplication Tables for mathematics glossary of terms and definitions: mathematics glossary of terms Definition Example binomial An algebraic expression consisting of two terms.... [tags: Mathematics ] | 944 words (2.7 pages) |
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Mathematics in Everyday Life - ... This allows person B to remove the lock and put it on his reply message. The above situation describes what is known as a symmetric key system, in which only one key opens both messages. There are some issues with this system. For example, imagine that both Person A and Person B want to include a third person in their correspondences, Person C. First they would need to give Person C a key, through some sort of secure system, preferably a face-to-face meeting. But what if Person C lives in Alaska and both Person A and Person B don’t have the time, money, or desire to travel to Alaska to give Person C the key, nor does Person C want to travel to Person A or B.... [tags: Mathematics] | 1449 words (4.1 pages) |
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MATHEMATICS STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS TOWARDS PROGRAMMING -
... At this stage students should have already acquired the basic concepts of programming, problem solving, and programming logic as well as design techniques of object-oriented programs from previous courses which they took in the first year. Study conducted by Dianne and Selby [4] shows that previous programming experience does helps students in introductory programming courses. Moreover, the more languages with which the student experience, the better the performance tends to be. We therefore assumed that, MCG students will find CIP as relatively easy to do.... [tags: Mathematics ]
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Sir Isaac Newton: A Pioneer in Mathematics -
... These laws are math formulas that explain how objects move when a force acts on them. Isaac published his most famous book, (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy), while he was a mathematics professor at Trinity College. In this book, Isaac explained three basic laws that govern the way objects move. He then described his idea, or theory, about gravity. Gravity is the force that causes things to fall down. It seemed his goal was to express how things like this happened and the explanation behind it.... [tags: Mathematics]
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Mathematics - Mathematics In an attempt to express certain basic concepts of mathematics precisely, one should consider a handful of different accepted and developed conceptions. Pythagoras, in the Fifth Century B.C., believed that the ultimate elements of reality were numbers; therefore the explanation for the existence of any object could only be explained in number. Gottlob Frege stated, in an idea referred to as logicism, that mathematics could in some sense be reduced to logic. The views of Plato state that we "know" these rules of mathematics at the intuitive level rather than the conscious level.... [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] | 1081 words (3.1 pages) |
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Mathematics - Mathematics At the recent annual meeting of the Psychology of Mathematics Education--North America Chapter, held in Florida, Bob and I were playing Frisbee on the beach. The lure of the surf soon led us into thigh deep water where waves added to the fun we were having with the wind. We were throwing parallel to the shore but the waves were coming in at an angle so that a breaking wave first hit Bob before hitting me a few seconds later. Verbal communication was difficult due to the noise of the surf, so thumbs-up or down, applause, head-nodding or shaking, along with smiles or frowns took its place.... [tags: Personal Narrative Math Essays] | 1553 words (4.4 pages) |
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Mathematics of Data Compression - Data Compression I. Introduction In the modern era known as the “Information Age,” forms of electronic information are steadily becoming more important. Unfortunately, maintenance of data requires valuable resources in storage and transmission, as even the presence of information in storage re-quires some power. However, some of the largest files are those that are in formats re-plete with repetition, and thus are larger than they need to be. The study of data compres-sion is the science which attempts to advance toward methods that can be applied to data in order to make it take up less space.... [tags: Mathematics Math] | 2873 words (8.2 pages) |
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Usefullness of Mathematics in Everyday Life -
Usefullness of Mathematics in Everyday Life G H Hardy once said that "Very little of mathematics is useful practically, and that little is comparatively dull". This statement is blatantly incorrect. Mathematics appears in virtually all fields in some form or another, and it is the only truly universal language. Even fields considered the opposite of mathematics, such as literature, are filled with different forms of math. Music is based very heavily on numbers, and even religions hold different numbers as sacred.... [tags: Math Mathematics Essays]
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Technology in the Mathematics Classroom -
Technology in the Mathematics Classroom In today’s society, technology is advancing at such a rate that on can hardly stay ahead. Technology surrounds every person in civilization. To not use the technology that is readily available would be absurd. The same idea applies to technology in the classroom. Calculators, in particular, are becoming more readily available in the classroom, but technology should not stop there. Many inspiring computers programs, such as Geometer’s Sketchpad, Math Success, Fathom, Maple, and Minitab greatly enhance the mathematical teaching and learning that can take place in a classroom.... [tags: Math Mathematics Tech Technology]
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The Cartesian Doubt Experiment and Mathematics - The Cartesian Doubt Experiment and Mathematics ABSTRACT: The view that Descartes called mathematical propositions into doubt as he impugned all beliefs concerning common-sense ontology by assuming that all beliefs derive from perception seems to rest on the presupposition that the Cartesian problem of doubt concerning mathematics is an instance of the problem of doubt concerning existence of substances. I argue that the problem is not 'whether I am counting actual objects or empty images,' but 'whether I am counting what I count correctly.' Considering Descartes's early works, it is possible to see that for him, the proposition '2+3=5' and the argument 'I think, therefore I am,' were equally evident.... [tags: Mathematics Math Mathematical Papers] | 3426 words (9.8 pages) |
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The History of Babylonian Mathematics - The History of Babylonian Mathematics The history of ancient Babylonia is really long, but this essay is a short and to the point summery of the entire history. The history of Babylonia started near the end of the year 2000 BC, when invaders were attacking the Sumer kingdom. Sumer was a powerful kingdom in the western part of Asia, and it some what occupied what would become Babylonia. After the kingdom of Sumer was destroyed the city-states of Larsa and Isin came into settle on the land once occupied by Sumer.... [tags: Babylonia Mathematics Education Essays] | 1575 words (4.5 pages) |
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Mathematics and Science: My Favorite Subjects - My pedestal quality lies in the area of mathematics. It polishes my academic armor and sharpens my sword of educational merit. Mathematics is the backbone of my academic figure. Arithmetic and functions come like breathing and a math challenge is always appreciated; however, in no way is my prestige in math providing even the smallest level of interest for me. In fact, mathematics to me is comparable to a wrench in a toolbox: useful when needed, but otherwise useless. Nevertheless, my understanding of this subject provides exceptional resources to students in need.... [tags: Mathematics, career,] | 535 words (1.5 pages) |
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My Philosophy of a Constructivist Mathematics Education - ... The student Constructivist learning in mathematics should endeavour to encourage students to “construct their own mathematical knowledge through social interaction and meaningful activities (Andrew, 2007, p.157).” I want students to develop their own conceptual frameworks, experiences, surroundings and prior knowledge and with learning being a social process, students can discuss in small groups their solution strategies rather than silently working at their desks (Clements & Battista, 1990).... [tags: mathematics, education, teaching] | 537 words (1.5 pages) |
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Safety of Online Shopping Through Mathematics -
Safety of Online Shopping Through Mathematics The easy and convenient way of shopping from the Internet attracts customers from all over the world to shop on-line. Anyone can browse the millions of websites, like Amazon.com and Ebay.com, that sell a variety of items or hold on-line auctions, as long as they have Internet access. Most big chain stores in the United States have on-line stores that sell the items they have in the stores for the convenience of lazy shoppers. However, there are risks that shopper should consider before they decide to buy from a site.... [tags: Mathematics Math Internet Shopping Essays Papers]
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Fractals: A New-Age Mathematics to Explain Our World -
Fractals: A New-Age Mathematics to Explain Our World Fractal art is a new-age art that tantalizes the eyes and mind with patterns, shapes, colors, and abstract imagery. Artists have once again found a way to harness the abstractedness of mathematics and integrate it into their work. So where does this new art form of fractal design stem from. The reality is that fractals themselves are relatively young in the mathematical world. Of course since the beginning of art and history and mathematics, self-similar objects have existed and been intriguing to the human mind.... [tags: Fractals Mathematics Math Papers]
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Reflexive Substantion of an One-Way Ascendancy of Mathematics over Ethics -
Reflexive Substantion of an One-Way Ascendancy of Mathematics over Ethics ABSTRACT: Russell and Popper are concordant with Plato with respect to the independence of mathematics upon the sensations. Beth shares the opinion of the complete independence between the world of science and mathematics and that of psychology. Essenin-Vol'pin's opinion is of an ascendance of ethics and jurisprudence over mathematics. For the first time, the position of Plato, Russell, and Popper are substantiated in this paper through Hegel's reflexive natural scientific method.... [tags: Mathematics Math Papers]
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The Nature of Mathematics - The Nature of Mathematics Mathematics relies on both logic and creativity, and it is pursued both for a variety of practical purposes and for its basic interest. The essence of mathematics lies in its beauty and its intellectual challenge. This essay is divided into three sections, which are patterns and relationships, mathematics, science and technology and mathematical inquiry. Firstly, Mathematics is the science of patterns and relationships. As a theoretical order, mathematics explores the possible relationships among abstractions without concern for whether those abstractions have counterparts in the real world.... [tags: Papers] | 1019 words (2.9 pages) |
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Understanding Mathematics -
Understanding Mathematics This paper is an attempt to explain the structure of the process of understanding mathematical objects such as notions, definitions, theorems, or mathematical theories. Understanding is an indirect process of cognition which consists in grasping the sense of what is to be understood, showing itself in the ability to apply what is understood in other circumstances and situations. Thus understanding should be treated functionally: as acquiring sense. We can distinguish three basic planes on which the process of understanding mathematics takes place.... [tags: Math History Learning Papers]
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Women and Mathematics -
Women and Mathematics Call me a bigot if you want but men are better mathematicians than women. Year after year, men score higher on the SAT’s, more men receive prestigious educations from the best technical schools in the nation, and men obtain more degrees, secure more jobs and get promoted more often. “The ETS report on students taking the SAT examinations indicates that males have traditionally scored 40-50 points higher on the mathematics section” (Women) “In 1996, California Institute of Technology’s enrollment was 75% male, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s enrollment was 62% male, Renssalear Polytechnic Institute’s enrollment was 77% male, Rochester Institute of Technology’s enrollment was is 68% male, and Worchester Institute of Technology’s enrollment was 79% male” (Baron’s).... [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Gender and Mathematics -
... Several researches were conducted to evaluate the performance of both genders based on their grades in high school. The statistical results of a research in Wales show that 50% of boys and 51% of girls achieved grades A*-C in mathematics (Cann 1). The outcome of data displayed that girls’ abilities in this relevant field exceed those of boys. However, girls choose not to attend these mathematics-related majors. Rather they decide to concentrate in the biochemical sciences in order to be a part of the difference in the world by generating change (Weinstock par.... [tags: Gender Studies]
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Philosophy in Mathematics -
Philosophy in Mathematics Mathematics has contributed to the alteration of technology over many years. The most noticeable mathematical technology is the evolution of the abacus to the many variations of the calculator. Some people argue that the changes in technology have been for the better while others argue they have been for the worse. While this paper does not address specifically technology, this paper rather addresses influential persons in philosophy to the field of mathematics. In order to understand the impact of mathematics, this paper will delve into the three philosophers of the past who have contributed to this academic.... [tags: essays papers]
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Mathematics and Art - ... Euclid proved his theories from a finite number of postulates, an idea that had previously never been achieved. These concepts remained unchallenged until the early 19th century when others began using creative thinking to challenge his theories and describe physical space in a plane. Creative problem solving involving mathematics can use sense perception as a way of knowing. In these problems, real life situations require that the student actually understand the concepts rather than memorizing facts from concrete problems.... [tags: Logic, Creativity, Philosophy] | 1590 words (4.5 pages) |
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Mathematics and Physics - Mathematics and Physics Having thoroughly enjoyed A level Mathematics and Physics, I would like to further my studies with a degree course that combines these subjects. My Further Mathematics at A level course has helped me develop the confidence to tackle more chalalaging questions analytically. Whilst A level Chemistry and Computing have increases my basic knowledge in related subjects and will definitely assist me in future studies. I am currently interested in Electrical and Electronic Engineering which I have pursued through my work experience in London.... [tags: College Admissions Essays] | 302 words (0.9 pages) |
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Teaching Mathematics - Teaching Mathematics My interest in teaching mathematics came from the experience of helping others. I have always enjoyed learning math, and I realized that I also like helping other people learn math, especially those that struggle with it or those who have a disliking for it. As a teacher, I will be able to fulfill my aspirations; both my students and I will learn together and from one another. I feel that it is important for me, as a teacher, to stay current and deepen my understanding of mathematics and mathematics education.... [tags: Education Teaching Philosophy] | 559 words (1.6 pages) |
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Technology in Mathematics - Missing Works Cited Technology in Mathematics There are many different ideas as to how technology should be used in the mathematical classroom of today. There are those who believe that students will not learn as much if they use technology such as computers and calculators, and there are still others that believe this technology can benefit students if used in the proper way. After reading many articles on the use of technology in the mathematical classroom, I have to agree with NCTM’s Technology Principle, which states that “technology is essential in teaching and learning mathematics; it influences the mathematics that is taught and enhances students’ learning” (Principles 24).... [tags: Education School] | 1096 words (3.1 pages) |
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Euclid and Mathematics - Euclid and Mathematics Euclid is one of the most influential and best read mathematician of all time. His prize work, Elements, was the textbook of elementary geometry and logic up to the early twentieth century. For his work in the field, he is known as the father of geometry and is considered one of the great Greek mathematicians. Very little is known about the life of Euclid. Both the dates and places of his birth and death are unknown. It is believed that he was educated at Plato's academy in Athens and stayed there until he was invited by Ptolemy I to teach at his newly founded university in Alexandria.... [tags: Papers] | 611 words (1.7 pages) |
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Indian Mathematics - Missing Works Cited Indian Mathematics Introduction: Indian, in particular, Hindu, mathematics has not been given the credit or recognition that it deserves. Many of the foundational concepts used in all mathematics were first discovered by the Hindu Indians. This paper will discuss many of these concepts and how they were used in the fifth through the eighth centuries. Apart from direct testimony on the point, the literature of the Hindus furnishes unmistakable evidence to prove that the ancient Hindus possessed astonishing power of memory and concentration of thought.... [tags: India Math Education] | 1455 words (4.2 pages) |
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Teaching Mathematics - When teaching mathematics to children the teacher’s enthusiasm can determine whether or not the child's math experience is negative or positive. For instance if you do not like math chances are, it will show up in the activities that you prepare for the child, as well as the way you go about a question because the children will sense your frustration that you have for math. If a teacher likes math on the other hand the activities will be well thought out, and the children will be able to ask questions without having the feeling that the teacher is frustrated because they are giving off a positive attitude.... [tags: Math Education, teacher] | 910 words (2.6 pages) |
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Mathematics Investigation - Mathematics Investigation In this report, I am going to investigate the Pythagorean Triple. The Pythagoras Theorem was invented by Pythagoras, a Greek mathematician and philosopher who lived in the 6th centaury BC. The Pythagoras Theorem only works in right-angled triangles, where there are three different lengthed sides, one short, one medium, and the other long. A Pythagorean Triple is when a set of numbers satisfy the condition: Shortest side2 + Medium side2 =Longest side2.... [tags: Papers] | 949 words (2.7 pages) |
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The Developement of Mathematics -
... The base five systems were presumably made by soldiers counting one hand while holding a weapon in the other; the base twenty systems likewise were presumed to be made of people counting also their toes. The next development of numbers was to be able to record them. Man needed a way to record how many sheep he owns or the number of men in an army. The early ways of recording was to cut marks in wood/clay or to drop a pebble in a pile for each object. The word tally comes from the Latin root talea, which means cut.... [tags: Math]
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Mathematics - The Fencing Problem - Fencing Problem A farmer has exactly 1000 meters of fencing and wants to fence of a plot of level land. She is not concerned about the shape of the plot but it must have a perimeter of 1000 m. She wishes to fence of a plot of land that contains the maximum area. I am going to investigate which shape is best for this and why. I am going to start by investigating the different rectangles; all that have a perimeter of 1000 meters. Below are 2 rectangles (not drawn to scale) showing how different shapes with the same perimeter can have different areas.... [tags: Math Coursework Mathematics] | 1293 words (3.7 pages) |
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The Fencing Problem - Mathematics - The Fencing Problem Introduction ============ I have been given 1000 meters of fencing and my aim is to find out the maximum area inside. ====================================================================== Prediction ---------- I would predict that the more sides the shape has, then possibly the bigger the area it will have, although I have nothing to base this on, it will be what I am about to investigate. Shapes: I am going to start with the rectangle, I think this is a good starting block because I am able to vary the widths and lengths to see which has the bigger area.... [tags: Math Coursework Mathematics] | 890 words (2.5 pages) |
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Smith Report on Teaching Mathematics -
... Mathematics education is crucial, and should be highlighted as such to the Government and its agencies. The problem which has been highlighted in the Smith Report (2004: p. 4) that currently obstacles between the DfES and Learning and Skills Council (LSC) ‘creates an obstacle to providing a coherent strategy for mathematics education throughout the 14 – 19 stage.’ The Report (2004) also found that there is a significant shortage in specialist maths teachers in maintained secondary schools in England and that a percentage of 30% of those teaching maths don’t have a post A-Level qualification in the subject.... [tags: Education Math]
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Usefulness of Mathematics Education -
Usefulness of Mathematics Education There has been much discussion over the years about the usefulness of mathematical studies. Everyone seems to have a different viewpoint on the issue. Some believe that mathematics has little use in the working world and so is not a subject that should be taught at higher levels in secondary school. Others argue that mathematics does serve a profound purpose, albeit one that is subtle and not obvious in the vocational world. G. H. Hardy and Underwood Dudley, two great mathematicians of the twentieth century, have differing views, and our current Secretary of Education Richard Riley has his thoughts as well.... [tags: Math Mathematical Jobs Essays]
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Technology in the Mathematics Classroom - Technology in the Mathematics Classroom While reading the NCTM summary on Technology, it is to my understanding that use of technology is at the teacher’s discretion. Therefore, the teacher is charged with the responsibility of preparing students before venturing into the field of technology. Essentially, students should be able to grasp and understand basic concepts and ideas, before intertwining computers or calculators into a lesson to further explore the concepts in said lesson. When visiting the U.S.... [tags: Computer Technology] | 682 words (1.9 pages) |
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Writing in Mathematics Seminar - ... By forcing us to eliminate a key concept in mathematics, we were compelled to find creative solutions to the problems that ensue from taking such action. In my essay, for example, I decided to abolish the triangle. This would thereby endanger trigonometry, but I theorized that a circular trigonometry could be used instead of the traditional trigonometry. Creative approaches to mathematics such as this one are required for the advancement of mathematics—new discoveries cannot be made by thinking along the same old lines.... [tags: higher Education, math, higher learning] | 830 words (2.4 pages) |
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Human Gender and Mathematics -
Human Gender and Mathematics Is there a difference in the mathematical ability between men and women. Historians have no precise method of quantifying or comparing their individual accomplishments (Olsen). Not only in mathematics, but also in many other career areas in the past, women were looked upon as inferior to their male counterparts. Women were not encouraged to pursue a career in mathematics. Historically, women were seen working around the home, cleaning the house, taking care of the children, and cooking the food.... [tags: Argumentative Persuasive papers]
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Women's Contributions to Mathematics - Women's Contributions to Mathematics Women in the world of mathematics is a subject that people rarely hear about. The only time people do is if it’s a female math teacher. But what many do not know is that women have made extremely important contributions to the world of mathematics. Women have been documented to be involved in mathematics, since as early as the fifth century A.D. Women such as Hypatia, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Sophie Germain, Emmy Noether, Ruth Moufang and Sun-Yung Alice Chang.... [tags: Papers] | 2428 words (6.9 pages) |
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Information about Mathematics - ... Furthermore, mathematics has led the way for an increase in scientific and technological advancements. The end result is that there has been a significant amount of focus on mathematics teaching and learning on the part of theorists, researchers, and educators. Mathematics educators must continue to develop and incorporate a deeper understanding of their students’ cognitive development, which will in turn improve the mathematical competency of the student. When classroom teachers become more aware of how their students process, remember, and learn mathematical information, positive learning environments can be created for their students.... [tags: Education, Vygotsky, Lesh, Dienes, math] | 1064 words (3 pages) |
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Important Aspects of Teaching Mathematics -
... This involves incorporating mathematical concepts such as percentage, shape, chance and data, within a real-life context like sport. The thematic approach to teaching is very closely related to the constructivist views as both look at knowledge being socially constructed. Handal and Bobis (2004) explain that teaching in themes can facilitate experiential and situated learning to bring personal meaning and direction to students’ constructed learning. This particular pedagogy assists in keeping students actively engaged and enthused, an important element of successful teaching.... [tags: math Education, math, teachers]
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The Issue of Experiment in Mathematics -
The Issue of Experiment in Mathematics ABSTRACT: The issue of the status of mathematical knowledge a priori or a posteriori has been repeatedly considered by the philosophy of mathematics. At present, the development of computer technology and their enhancement of the everyday work of mathematicians have set a new light on the problem. It seems that a computer performs two main functions in mathematics: it carries out numerical calculations and it presents new areas of research. Thanks to cooperation with the computer, a mathematician can gather different data and facts concerning the issue of interest.... [tags: Math Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
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The History of Mathematics in Africa -
... However, the Ishango bone appears to be much more than a simple tally. The markings contain the prime numbers between 10 and 20.” Around 7000 BC, people in Egypt and further south in Sudan began to use clay tokens to count things. They probably got the idea from West Asia, where people began using tokens earlier. “Thus by this early period in the development of civilization, humans' mnemonic devices were already forming. The bones, discovered in the late 60s and early 70s, uses a method of marking, in which an elongated stick or bone was engraved with a series of marks, offering an analog measure of individual events.” By 3000 BC, people in Egypt were using hieroglyphs to write numbers.... [tags: Math ]
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The Teachings of Mathematics Education in America - The Teachings of Mathematics Education in America Math educators in the United States should stress the understanding of the learners and teach them to process certain understanding to succeed in mathematics. The connection between math understanding and the reading of math problems should be raised in smaller grade levels so students have a better understand of math at younger ages. Yet it is not all the students’ part in learning the math, but also the educators’ part to teach the subject in an understanding manner using the curriculum and proper textbook.... [tags: miscellaneous] | 997 words (2.8 pages) |
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Technology in Mathematics Classrooms - Technology Views NCTM summarizes the technology principle by saying, “technology is essential in teaching and learning mathematics; it influences the mathematics that is taught and enhances students’ learning.” I’m not sure that I agree with the entirety of this statement. Technology is important; it allows students to quickly make connections that would be lost without the speed and precision of computers. Technology also allows for thoughtless reproduction of facts already known. Imagine how long it would take to solve a college level mathematics problem without the aid of calculators for division, multiplication, exponents, and logarithms.... [tags: Education School] | 893 words (2.6 pages) |
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Drawing Conclusions: Ethics and Mathematics - ... Of course, they would also have rational counter-claims of their own, but one of the biggest factors that attracts people to a stance is their emotion, which includes their ability to empathize with people affected by a certain issue, typical feelings such as disgust, and their faiths, beliefs and religion. For example, in the issue regarding gay marriage, some Christians groups are assert that marriage must only be between a man and a woman, citing Bible verses that supposedly say so. This claim is not only emotionally-motivated, but it is also a fallacious argument.... [tags: Logic] | 1302 words (3.7 pages) |
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Art And Mathematics:Escher And Tessellations -
Art And Mathematics:Escher And Tessellations On first thought, mathematics and art seem to be totally opposite fields of study with absolutely no connections. However, after careful consideration, the great degree of relation between these two subjects is amazing. Mathematics is the central ingredient in many artworks. Through the exploration of many artists and their works, common mathematical themes can be discovered. For instance, the art of tessellations, or tilings, relies on geometry.... [tags: Math Artistic Papers]
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Promotion and Retention of Women in Mathematics -
Promotion and Retention of Women in Mathematics How do we interest and retain more women in the field of mathematics. "Women now make up nearly half the undergraduate math majors in the U.S. (1993 Annual Survey of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical association of America); yet in graduate math programs, only about one-quarter of the American students are women" (Adhikari & Nolan, 1997, p. 17). For women who choose SME (Science, Mathematics, Engineering) majors, persistence rates in the major are significantly lower than that of male peers.... [tags: Mathematical Careers Education Essays]
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A World Without Mathematics - According to teachers for as long as any can remember, one cannot survive in this world without mathematics, yet thousands in the United States alone cannot grasp mathematics, cannot learn mathematics because of “Dyscalculia” (also called Dyscalcula). Dyscalculia is a term meaning "specific learning disability in mathematics." People who suffer with a poor memory for all things mathematical have many other symptoms and characteristics. Taken as a whole, these coexisting conditions comprise what is termed as "the dyscalculia syndrome." Dyscalculia is an MLD (mathematics learning disability) that affects approximately ten percent of the US population, yet almost no one (shy of those diagnosed with the MLD) knows that it even exists.... [tags: essays research papers] | 903 words (2.6 pages) |
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The Integration of Literature and Mathematics in the Classroom -
... A word wall is created by posting vocabulary words on the classroom walls and can be helpful in improving a student’s knowledge and pronunciation of the words. If a student is not reading the textbook provided for a mathematics class, these word walls can help to give the student inadvertent knowledge of the content being learned. Another method of changing a classroom environment to encourage reading can be achieved by developing a classroom library (Shults, 2008). In this library, books of interest to both the teacher and student should be provided.... [tags: Education, teaching, teachers]
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Mathematics as Paideia in Proclus -
Mathematics as Paideia in Proclus ABSTRACT: I examine one aspect of the central role which mathematics plays in Proclus's ontology and epistemology, with particular reference to his Elements of Theology. I focus on his peculiar views about the ontological status of mathematical objects and the special faculties of the soul that are involved in understanding them. If they are merely abstract objects that are "stripped away" from sensible things, then they are unlikely to reorient the mind towards the intelligible realm, as envisioned by Plato in the Republic.... [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]
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Computers in the Mathematics Classroom -
?Calculators and computers are reshaping the mathematical landscape, and school mathematics should reflect those changes. (NCTM 24). My view of mathematics and geometry is that they go hand in hand. You have to know some algebraic procedures in order to be able to perform geometry problems. I never enjoyed Geometry in high school but now that I see it in a different prospective using GSP I really understand and enjoy it. I think that Geometry should be taught with software so the students can work with it hand in hand with the teacher and other students.... [tags: Math Technology Education]
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Successfully Teaching Mathematics -
Successfully Teaching Mathematics The classroom is a widely diverse environment with many topics to discuss, many discoveries to make, and many different ways to learn. This wide palette of knowledge potential is a blessing and a curse to teachers, challenging them to reach each mind, to convey to everyone an understanding of the world that will improve their lives. The ever-increasing importance of mathematics in the computer age draws attention to the methods with which we teach it. I think that the most successful tool that I might have to teach mathematics is the mastery learning method, because it allows students to move through the many facets of math with great understanding and confidence, allows heavy use of the powerful tools in computers, and ensures that no one lacks the skills necessary to live easily in today’s rapidly advancing intellectual world.... [tags: Teaching Education Philosophy]
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The Outlook for Girls In Engineering and Mathematics -
... However, enforcing laws and publishing data may not be as effective as most people would hope. According to Mamaril, “many people assume men are better suited for engineering fields than women because they are ‘built’ for engineering”. A study done by Eccles concludes that women are less likely to believe that mathematics can be useful in a career. These women go on to pursue careers in biology and medicine as opposed to engineering. The long hours of dedication and the demand of educational commitment and length of work hours may be scary to women and cause them to choose a different path in a career (Betz).... [tags: Gender Issues]
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Technology Use in the Mathematics Classroom - Technology Use in the Mathematics Classroom Technology is a growing field that affects every aspect of our everyday lives. When I look at centuries past, I am amazed at the technological advances this country has made. Just during my lifetime, computers, cell phones, digital cameras, and many other devices have become a huge part of everyday life. Not only is technology affecting every day life, but it is also making a huge impact on education, especially within the mathematic field. Computer programs are being created everyday to aid in the understanding of mathematical concepts.... [tags: Education School Technology] | 1431 words (4.1 pages) |
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The Mathematics of Map Coloring -
The Mathematics of Map Coloring The four-color conjecture has been one of several unsolved mathematical problems. From 1852 to this day, practically every mathematician has studied the problem long and hard, but to no avail. The conjecture looks as though it has been solved by Wolfgang Haken and Kenneth Appel, both of the University of Illinois. They have used computer technology to prove the conjecture. The calculation itself goes on for about 1200 hours. The staggering length of the computation of the proof is what creates some controversy in the mathematical world.... [tags: Colors Science Essays]
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The Selection and Preparation of Mathematics Teachers -
The Selection and Preparation of Mathematics Teachers Teacher preparation is a vital component of any educational system. Evidence from research shows that there is a 39% difference in the achievement levels of students who have most/least effective teachers. The federal government also recognizes the importance of the classroom teacher. The recent No Child Left Behind legislation emphasizes the role that teachers play in achievement. In order to meet the requirements of NCLB, states and universities will have to change the way that teachers are prepared.... [tags: Education Teaching Essays]
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Cooperative Learning in Mathematics -
Cooperative Learning in Mathematics There have recently been many new trends towards the use of cooperative learning in many classrooms, particularly in mathematics classrooms. Cooperative learning involves students working together to accomplish shared goals. In this type of situation, students must feel they can only reach their learning goals if the other students in their group also reach their own learning goals. Students have to understand their achievements are interrelated.... [tags: Math Education Learn Educating Essays]
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Mathematics Technology Lesson Plan - NTeQ Lesson Plan Project Title: Developing Time Management Unit Topic: Statistics and Data Collection Grade Level: High School (9th-12th) Overview: Students all over the world seem to battle with time management. Many students are involved in extra-curricular activities, or they work while they attend school. Therefore, they not only have the burden of the everyday school assignments, they have several responsibilities outside of school itself. This project will allow students to communicate with students from other tellecollaborating classrooms to discuss the issue of expectations versus time and create a project on their data.... [tags: essays research papers] | 2331 words (6.7 pages) |
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Mathematics versus Engineering - Introduction The first engineer known to history was the Egyptian legend Imhotep, circa 2550BC, who created one of the most astounding engineering marvels of all time, the Great Pyramids at Gizeh. Besides being a magnificent sight, the pyramids are a miracle of mathematics: the surface area of each face of the pyramid equals the square of its height; whether inside or outside, all its dimensions, orientations and angles are perfect; massive granite blocks are cut precise to one tenths of a millimetre; the slopes of the pyramid diverge in perfect proportion from the apex, in a magnificent convex that seems to embrace the sun.... [tags: Compare Contrast Essays] | 1465 words (4.2 pages) |
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Introduction to Financial Mathematics - Introduction to Financial Mathematics Table of Contents 1. Finite Probability Spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2. Elements of Continuous Probability Theory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 3. Differential Equations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Lecture Notes — MAP 5601 map5601LecNotes.tex i 8/27/2003 1.... [tags: essays research papers] | 3014 words (8.6 pages) |
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Mathematics Coursework - Beyond Pythagoras - Mathematics Coursework - Beyond Pythagoras 1) The numbers 3, 4, and 5 satisfy the condition 3Â² + 4Â² = 5Â² because 3Â² = 3x3 =9 4Â² = 4x4 = 16 5Â² = 5x5 = 25 and so 3Â² + 4Â² = 9 + 16 = 25 = 5Â² I will now have to find out if the following sets of numbers satisfy a similar condition of (smallest number) Â² + (middle number) Â² = (largest number) Â². a) 5, 12, 13 5Â² + 12Â² = 25 + 144 = 169 = 13Â² b) 7, 24, 25 7Â² + 24Â² = 49 + 576 = 625 = 25Â² 2) Perimeter ============ [IMAGE] 5 5 + 12 + 13 = 20 12 [IMAGE] 7 7 + 24 + 25 = 56 24 b) Nth term Length of shortest side Length of middle side Length of longest side Perimeter --------- Area ---- [IMAGE][IMAGE] +2 +1 1 3 4 5 12 6 [IMAGE]2 5 12 13 30 30 [IMAGE] +2 3 7 24 25 56 84 4 9 40 41 90 180 [IMAGE] +2 5 11 60 61 132 330 +2 6 13 84 85 182 546 [IMAGE]7 15 112 113 240 840 +2 8 17 144 145 306 1224 9 19 180 181 380 1710 10 21 220 221 462 2310 I looked at the table and noticed that there was only 1 difference between the length of the middle side and the length of the longest side.... [tags: Papers] | 1389 words (4 pages) |
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The Mathematics of Bubbles in Beer - Refraction Refraction is what happens to light when it passes from one medium to another. For example, things appear differently from the bottom of a swimming pool than on the top. Simplistically, refraction is the bending of light. The explanation for this phenomenon, however, can be described with light as rays and light as waves. No matter the case, it is important to remember that the speed of light is constant in every homogeneous medium, regardless of shape, size or form. The index of refraction Light travels ( in certain substances ) at a fraction of the velocity if it travelled in a vacuum.... [tags: Math Carbonation] | 821 words (2.3 pages) |
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How to Supplement a Mathematics Textbook -
... This presentation assists students in identifying the different types of polygons by the number of sides, in addition to the measure of the interior and exterior angles of each vertex. Also, the demonstration highlights the distance or length of the two sides that make the angle. This demonstration is a creative way to teach students about angle measures and polygons, two of the main concepts covered in this chapter. In addition, one of the best features of the Mathematica demonstration is it allow students to experiment with the material, engaging them in their own learning.... [tags: Education]
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Earthquakes: Application of Mathematics -
... Simply put, seismographs involve a pen suspended with its point on a roll of moving paper. As the earth shakes, the pen moves back and forth, recording the waves. Seismographs more complicated, and no longer constructed using pens, but the idea remains the same as the shaking of the ground is reflected by the lines drawn by the seismograph P-waves, or compressional waves, are the first waves to arrive at the seismograph, as they travel the fastest. The p-wave velocity can be calculated using the equation: This equation simply illustrates the fact that the velocity of p-waves is dependent on density (ρ), shear modulus (μ), and bulk modulus (κ) where a modulus is essentially a measure of how rigid the rock is that the waves pass through.... [tags: Geology]
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Career Opportunities For Recipients Of Degrees In Mathematics -
The Many Career Opportunities For Recipients Of Degrees In Mathematics I have chosen to do Possibility 7. It states that once a person decides to study mathematics they are limited to the possible fields of work that is available to them. According to this statement the only possible jobs are teaching jobs at the school, college, and university levels. It also talks about how this can be dull to some and how a person can't become a millionaire this way. I am in total opposition of this statement.... [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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Husserl’s Conceptions of Formal Mathematics -
Husserl’s Conceptions of Formal Mathematics Edmund Husserl’s conception of mathematics was a unique blend of Platonist and formalist ideas. He believed that mathematics had reached a mixed state combining Platonic and formal elements and that both were important for the pursuit of the sciences, as well as for each other. However, he seemed to believe that only the Platonic aspects had significance for his science of phenomenology. Because of the significance of the distinction between these two types of mathematics, I will always use one of the adjectives “material” or “formal” when discussing any branch of mathematics, unless I specifically mean to include both.... [tags: Edmund Husserl Math]
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Mathematics Curriculum Research for K-6 Students -
... Students who understand that numbers represent objects, relationships, and other qualities will also know that they can be used as tools for communication and comparisons (Gurganus, 2004). Problems With U.S. Mathematics Versus Those of Other Countries Two possible problems with U.S. mathematics versus those of other countries are the design and use of textbooks and teacher’s manuals. American textbooks include a wider variety of problem requirements while Chinese textbooks use a smaller range of requirements.... [tags: Math Education, math]
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Importance of Mathematics in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland -
Importance of Mathematics in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland In his essay "Alice's Journey to the End of Night," Donald Rackin describes Wonderland as "the chaotic land beneath the man-made groundwork of Western thought and convention" where virtually all sense of pattern is absent and chaos is consistent. Rackin claims that "there are the usual modes of thought-ordinary mathematics and logic: in Wonderland they possess absolutely no meaning." Rackin argues that our traditional view of mathematics as an existing set of facts and rules that are predictable does not hold true in Wonderland.1 However, Rackin's concept of mathematics is limited-he sees math as simply mathematical operations (multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction), which produce predictable results in our "logical" world. But mathematics also exists as abstract forms of structure, which indeed exist in Wonderland through sequence and measurement. Even though Alice's Adventures in Wonderland presents a world that appears random and full of nonsense and inconsistency, these mathematical forms are preserved in Wonderland.... [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Essays]
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Calculator Use in Secondary Mathematics Classes -
... In addition the researcher wanted to determine teachers’ beliefs on the perceived advantages and/or disadvantages calculator use has on students’ basic skills and the understanding of new concepts. Since qualitative research is well suited for the analysis of perceptions, attitudes, and beliefs with respect to a given topic (Patten, 2002), a combination of survey and interview based qualitative design was chosen. By using open-ended survey questions, the researcher hoped to present results as “trends or themes that are described in words” (Patten, 2002, p.... [tags: Education, math]
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Theoretical Stance on Learning and Teaching Mathematics - ... Through excellent teaching and genuine enthusiasm for Mathematics, as well as the understanding that not all students learn at the same pace or in the same way and adapting lessons accordingly, teachers can be effective co-constructers of mathematical knowledge. (learner centred constructivist) The constructivist, student-centred teaching and learning strategies can be grouped under the headings ‘Strategies’ and ‘Tools’. These teaching and learning strategies are interrelated and can be utilised according to the given context.... [tags: Education, math, math teacher] | 1489 words (4.3 pages) |
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Free College Admissions Essays: Mathematics - Mathematics I have always enjoyed mathematics from an early age. As I progressed through A-level, I began to appreciate the importance of mathematics in other science and in commercial life. I believe that a degree in mathematics will leave me very versatile in terms of a future career choice. From 1992 onwards, I was selected every year to represent the school for Hans Woyda Mathematics competition between Home Counties schools. In 1997/98, I was captain of the team. Previously, we have reached the semi-finals of the competition.... [tags: College Admissions Essays] | 428 words (1.2 pages) |
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Critical Thinking in Mathematics and Natural Sciences -
... Many times we are faced with propositional knowledge. Propositional knowledge is any statement that is made must be true, have to believe it and need a type of justification. In the Theory of Knowledge, we are taught to question everything. “A critical thinker evaluates available evidence and related it to a theory or opinion. They also consider alternative interpretations, avoid emotional reasoning, and they never jump to over simplified conclusions.” A critical thinker is able to reassess his conclusion if new evidence is found.... [tags: Education ]
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Life Is Mathematics: Looking at the movie Pi. -
Life Is Mathematics: Looking at the movie Pi. Well that pretty much says it all. What is it. It is a very good movie. This is an Independent film. It is a number which can only be defined in the mind. The first time I watched this movie was when I was at my best friend’s house last year around 2am. We watched it on VHS, but didn’t finish it. I came back here and found someone who had it on their computer; we burned it to a CD in a DivX format. “DivX(TM) is a leading MPEG-4 compatible video compression technology, with over 50 million users worldwide” (e.Digital Corp.).... [tags: Essays Papers]
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My Philosophy of a Constructivist Mathematics Education - ... This is achieved by using a range of effective teaching strategies. Justified learning & teaching strategies to develop understanding & meaning It is important to note that a student’s view of a subject is founded upon the experiences in which he/she is immersed in and this subsequently forms their expectations of mathematics (Knowles, 2009, p.29). The strategies that teachers employ should be both challenging but achievable and furthermore harmonize with Vygotsky’s zone of proximal development (ZPD).... [tags: Education ] | 1279 words (3.7 pages) |
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Mathematics: A New Kind of Portfolio Assessment -
Mathematics: A New Kind of Portfolio Assessment I sat pondering in my classroom as I calculated my grades for my first six weeks of teaching. I began wondering as I looked over grades how accurate these grades were to the ability of my students. I began to wonder how the grades showed the growth from where some of my students started at the beginning of the year. Some of my students started below grade level to begin with and had made tremendous gains to function at the level they were functioning at.... [tags: Teaching Education Math Essays]
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Teaching Mathematics through Guided Discovery -
Teaching Mathematics through Guided Discovery As with every academic subject, there are a variety of strategies for teaching mathematics to school-aged students. Some strategies seem to be better than others, especially when tackling certain topics. There is the direct instruction approach where students are given the exact tools and formulas they need to solve a problem, sometimes without a clear explanation as to why. The student is told to do certain steps in a certain order and in turn expects to do them as such at all times.... [tags: Teachers School Education Essays]
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