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Properties Of High–lime Fly Ash Concrete - PROPERTIES OF HIGH–LIME FLY ASH CONCRETE ABSTRACT Fly ash is a waste product from coal based thermal power stations. About seven million tons of fly ash is being produced annually from these thermal power stations in Turkey. Concerted efforts are needed to make the material used to a great extent. These paper give the results of an investigation on the performance of fly ash concrete made with ASTM C class fly ashes from two sources. PC42,5 cement used in the experiments conforms to TS19 (Turkish Standards)....   [tags: Concrete]
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Concrete - According to major supplies, “Use of synthetic fibers for reinforcing concrete is continuously, increasing. The increase has been considerable since 1980, but slowed somewhat in 1990, a year of substantial construction cutbacks. Apparently the construction community believes there are advantages in the use of synthetic fibers in concrete.” (Schupack) Synthetic fibers are used to improve crack control in concrete. Some reports say that synthetic fiber reinforced concrete (SFRC) would replace welded wire fabric in many slab-on-grade applications....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Concrete - ... It could be stones of various sizes, or even seashells if they were closely available. John B. Ward states that “It [concrete] was a material composed of lumps of aggregate laid in mortar . . . used as inert fill.”Eventually they reasoned that, the aggregate strongly determines the strength of the concrete. Concrete that is mixed with finer aggregate is less dense, but also less strong. Concrete that is mixed with larger more dense aggregate is denser, but also stronger. This especially came into effect when the Roman’s constructed the Pantheon in which several different sizes of aggregate were used in the same feature....   [tags: Building and Construction] 1673 words
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The Empty Concrete - The Empty Concrete Throughout the adventures of Concrete there are many times where he shows his loneliness in a story. The one story that I find this most evident in is "next Best". In this story Concrete goes through a number of let downs during the course of his day. The story starts off with Concrete having a surreal dream, a fantasy of Maureen and him being together. He admits his love to her. He is transformed into a human being by a god like structure that I believe was the Senator. Setting him free....   [tags: Papers] 480 words
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Arizona Concrete - Arizona Concrete According to the Mine Faculty at the University of Arizona, cement is manufactured primarily from suitable limestone and shale rocks. Arizona had two dry-process cement plants in 1969, namely the Arizona Portland Cement Company plant in Pima County, near Tucson, and the American Cement Corporation plant at Clarkdale, in Yavapai County (52-53). The use of cementing materials goes back to the ancient Egyptians and Romans, but the invention of modern portland cement is usually attributed to Joseph Aspdin, a builder in Leeds, England, who obtained a patent for it in 1824....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Self-Compacting Concrete - ... The volume of paste is 34-40% that of the concrete volume and the fine aggregate volume is maintained at 40-50% of the total volume of mortar. The volumetric values of coarse aggregates, fine aggregates, powder and water are equal to 750-920 kg/ m3, 710-900 kg/ m3, 450-600 kg/ m3 and 150-200 kg/ m3 respectively, in terms of weight (De Schutter, 2007). SCC employ aggregates that are superplasticizers, derivatives of polycarboxylated ethers (Hurd, 2002). Specialized admixtures and air-entraining admixtures are also used as necessary....   [tags: Product Analysis ]
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Measuring Thickness of Concrete - Measuring Thickness of Concrete Measuring Thickness of Concrete Elements Using Drilled Concrete Cores When doing construction one of the major concerns is that the work being done complies with the design specifications. In this ASTM test, C 174M-97, the thickness of a concrete pavement, slab, or structural element is determined by measuring the length of a core drilled from a concrete structure. This allows the contractor, as well as the owner, to see that the concrete is being poured to meet the requirements....   [tags: essays research papers] 690 words
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RURAL PARADISE OR A CONCRETE JUNGLE? - RURAL PARADISE OR A CONCRETE JUNGLE. Over the course of the semester we have watched numerous movies (Heartland Reggae, The Harder They Come, Countryman, Dancehall Queen, Third World Cop, Rockers, and Land of Look Behind) that depict Rastafarians living in both the country and the city. Not knowing much about either Jamaican setting, I decided to take a closer look at both the urban and rural areas in which Rastafarians live and practice their beliefs. I wanted to see if the different settings had much influence on Rastafarians....   [tags: essays papers]
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Pietro DiDonato’s Christ in Concrete - Pietro DiDonato’s Christ in Concrete Pietro DiDonato’s Christ in Concrete is a powerful narrative of the struggles and culture of New York’s Italian immigrant laborers in the early twentieth century. Jerre Mangione and Ben Morreale, in their historical work La Storia, state that "Never before or since has the aggravation of the Italian immigrant been more bluntly expressed by a novelist" (368). A central component of this "aggravation", both for DiDonato as an author and for his protagonist Paul, is the struggle to reconcile traditional religious beliefs and customs with the failure of that very same faith to provide any tangible improvement in the immigrants’ lives....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2766 words
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Ando in the perspective of critical regionalism: Concrete Resistance - ... In addition, the writings of Mumford are strongly regarded as the pioneer studies of critical regionalism by Lefaivre and Tzonis (1991, p.23). Kenneth Frampton pursues the initial lead of Lefaivre and Tzonis in advocating the theory of critical regionalism but permeates it with emphasis of urgency (Mumford, 1941). Frampton then characterizes critical regionalism as “…an architecture of resistance…” (Mumford, p.111) in his paper ‘Towards a Critical Regionalism’ by aiming to mediate the “…impact of universal civilization with elements derived indirectly from the peculiarities of a particular place…” (Frampton, 1983)....   [tags: Architecture]
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The Significance of Nicknames in Italian-American Culture and the Novel Christ In Concrete - The Significance of Nicknames in Italian-American Culture and the Novel Christ In Concrete Nicknames. They are something that everyone is familiar with in one way or another. However, most people have little, if any, personal experience with nicknames. In Italian-American culture, nicknames play a major role in everyday life. Nicknames are formed with a certain unspoken format, and they have a particular importance. In Italian-American culture nicknames, even though to others they may seem harsh and cruel, are terms of endearment and give a sense of belonging....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Development of Performance-Based Mixture Design Method - CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 General Nowadays, the basic construction material is concrete which is used more than any other man-made material in the world to make pavements, architectural structures, foundations, roads, bridges, etc. Concrete is a construction material composed of cement (commonly Portland cement) as well as other cementitious materials such as fly ash and slag cement, aggregate (generally a coarse aggregate such as gravel, limestone, or granite, plus a fine aggregate such as sand), water, and chemical admixtures (such as accelerating admixtures, air-entraining admixtures, water-reducing and set-controlling admixtures, finely divided admixtures, polymers for polymer-modified concrete, superplasticizers, silica-fume admixture for high-strength concrete, corrosion inhibitors, etc)....   [tags: Construction] 1659 words
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Debt Financing - The financial plan of any company is important. One of the most important factors or decisions is the plan to use debt financing, equity financing, or a combination of the two. The decision to go with one or the other is large and mostly relies on personal feelings about the topic. Some owners want full control and therefore lean to debt financing and others lean to equity financing with the ability to give up some control of the company. For the hard charging entrepreneur, the most control is best....   [tags: Business Finance] 1080 words
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On Images - On Images Concrete images are like pictures in the mind's imagination which have been transferred from real objects through the eyes. Abstract images also exist in the imagination, but are not easily described or communicated. Both images interplay in various ways as a person experiences emotional, dream and pure thought states of consciousness. Despite the interplay, the two kinds of images do not merge or meld into a third image type as a graduation between the two. Concrete images change, sometimes drastically....   [tags: Senses Philosophy Papers]
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Method - Method Participants There were 32 (22 female and 10 male) participants in this word recall experiment. Participants were of traditional and nontraditional college-age. The participants were from various academic majors; however, all participants were currently enrolled in one of three sections of an experimental psychology course. All of the experimental psychology students taking part in this experiment had previously completed a course in general psychology and psychological statistics earning a grade of “C” or better....   [tags: essays research papers] 1130 words
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The Hoover Dam and Its Construction - The Hoover Dam and Its Construction Outside of China, the United States is the most-dammed country on the planet. Counting only dams taller than fifty feet high, the U.S. has some 5,000 dams that range from giant hydroelectric dams such as the Grand Coulee in Washington State to flood control dams in the southeast and dams that provide water for irrigation in California. Overall the United States has as many as 2.5 million dams of one sort or another. The design and construction of many of these dams took place between 1930 and 1975....   [tags: Dam Dams History Essays]
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Kolb's Experiential Learning Cycle - David Kolb published his learning styles theory, in 1984, after many years of development. His theory stated that people learn in two different steps, inputting information and processing information. How people do this is also different. Think of inputting information on a vertical line, one person may prefer concrete examples at the top and abstract concepts at the bottom. Processing information is on a horizontal line with active experimentation on the left and reflective observation on the right....   [tags: Learning Styles]
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Board Breaking in Martial Arts - Board breaking is often exhibited as an incredible talent performed by martial artists at demonstrations or tournaments in order to show off strength. This isn’t true, however, as breaking is an illustrated example of a perfected technique as one would use in a real situation. The accuracy, strength, and power of these techniques is demonstrated through the break. Many people are amazed by breaking, but don’t fully understand how truly easy it is. Breaking can be explained by both the physics behind the act and the mental aspects of the preparation of the break....   [tags: Board Breaking, Martial Arts, ] 1203 words
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Stress, Strain and Stress Ribbon Structures - ... One abutment involves a rod-like foundation consisting of a combination of high-strength steel and reinforced concrete; this is known as a pile abutment (“Lake Hodges Bridge,” n.d.). There are also several other types that are as equally qualified, however, the decision depends mainly upon the contractor and the geographical location of the structure. Construction The stress ribbon bridge can be built in-situ or assembled out of precast units. In-situ techniques often require more labor and take longer to complete, but the materials are cheaper....   [tags: Civil Engineering]
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The Great Mystery of the Pyramids - ... This is not evidence, but merely an assumption based on probability. Stonemaking is similar to winemaking and mummification only in that they are all a form of alchemy. They are different forms of it, and one could not translate the skill of mummification to creating a concrete mixture. No type of concrete has been found anywhere else in ancient Egypt, and the samples analyzed by Davidovits and other scientists were not substantial enough (Articles 5 and 6). Concrete would not appear until much later, in Rome....   [tags: History, Building and Construction] 1812 words
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Alkali Aggregate Reaction - ASR is one example of a more general problem known as Alkali Aggregate Reaction [AAR]. ASR is a chemical process in which alkalis, usually predominantly from the cement, combine with certain types of silica in the aggregate when moisture is present. This reaction produces an alkali-silica gel that can absorb water and expand to cause cracking and disruption of the concrete. For damaging reaction to take place the following need to be present in sufficient quantities. High alkali cement Reactive aggregate [e.g....   [tags: essays research papers] 597 words
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Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy - The Humanist Chronotope - Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy - The Humanist Chronotope In "Forms of Time and of the Chronotope in the Novel," Mikhail Bakhtin defines the chronotope as "the intrinsic connectedness of temporal and spatial relationships that are artistically expressed in literature" (84). That is what the chronotope is; Bakhtin continues with what the chrontope does: "It can even be said that it is precisely the chronotope that defines genre and generic distinctions" (85). In The Spanish Tragedy, Kyd layers three chronotopic zones to create a new chronotope, the "humanist chronotope," which in turn creates a unique dramatic genre, one we might call "humanist drama." According to Bakhtin, two seminal chronotopes from classical literature form the basis of most later chronotopes....   [tags: Spanish Tragedy]
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Technological Advancements - Technological Advancements On November 7, 1940 the Tacoma Narrows Bridge was hit by winds of up to 40mph. The bridge began to twist and flutter. Some cables snapped and a six-hundred foot section of the bridge fell into Puget Sound. ^Wind is but one disaster, earthquakes are another^ (Jay Stuller 36). Disasters like this one and others could have been avoided if the proper precautions had been taken. Due to the disasters in the world the structures of today and tomorrow are much safer. Today most of these catastrophes are avoided because of the up to date technology, like architecture, predicting the disasters before hand and new techniques used by emergency rescue teams....   [tags: essays papers] 829 words
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Soto's Black Hair - Soto's Black Hair The title of Soto’s “Black Hair” is very ordinary. The image that forms from the color “black” serving as an adjective to describe the common noun “hair” paints a mundane picture that does not allow for any analysis beneath this concrete image. But in cases where the title is not an attention getter, the content of the poem is usually more of a challenge and Soto’s “Black Hair” is a perfect example. As the title suggests, there are many concrete images and figures presented throughout the poem, but after a close reading it is apparent that the underlying themes of family and culture lay beneath these tangible images through the poetic elements of the metonymy, the metaphor, color imagery, and the pun....   [tags: Soto Black Hair Essays] 812 words
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Condition Assessment Technologies for Water and Wastewater Pipelines - 5.1 Introduction The purpose of this case study is to highlight the existing knowledge gap about the capabilities and limitations of condition assessment technologies for water and wastewater pipelines. This study is done on acoustic fiber optic sensing systems which are commercially available. The technology providers claim that the technology is capable of detecting and identifying any acoustic signals in the near vicinity of the pipe. But, often the utilities complain about a significant amount of false signals....   [tags: Technology] 2438 words
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The Sri Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara - ... The domes are "onion shaped" and internally constructed using sprayed concrete delivered with an insulation core. Externally the domes are covered with square marble tiles that are curved solid marble sections, while marble sourced petals decorate the edges as noticed in figure 11. The domes inside the Gurdwara as noticed in figure 8 consist of special commissioned glass mosaics being lined. Each of the domes has its unique colour scheme and design while the entrance porch dome has a carved and vaulted ceiling....   [tags: Architecture, India]
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Flowers For Algernon - The story Flowers for Algernon depicts the meaning of intelligence in a very deep sense. The narrow definition intelligence is the capacity to learn, to understand, or to deal with new or trying situations. It is a concrete definition in such a way that it also means the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one’s environment or to think abstractly as measured by objective criteria as tests. Yet the story goes beyond this concrete explanation of what intelligence really is. It shows a whole new perspective of the meaning intelligence....   [tags: essays research papers] 368 words
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First Impressions May Be Deceiving - First Impressions May Be Deceiving Michael Jordan For many years now, people have been fool by appearances. Someone may look at the exterior of an object and expect one thing when actually the exact opposite is waiting inside for them. For example, an unexpecting person picks off a grape from the bunch and bites into the fruit while dreaming of a mouthful of juicy, sweet grape but in reality receives a surprisingly bitter splash with the first bite. Or when a person first looks at a power vision 3-D picture they only see mass chaos until a few short seconds later a sailboat evolves out of the picture floating among the earlier seen chaos....   [tags: essays research papers] 738 words
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Analysis of The Waterbowl by Michael S. Harper - Analysis of The Waterbowl by Michael S. Harper I have selected the poem titled "The Waterbowl" by Michael S. Harper from his collection Dear John, Dear Coltrane. Part of the reason why I have selected this poem is for its simplicity. Simplicity is a quality that I truly value in poem. I feel that poetry is left much more to the unsaid and the senses which the words of the poem trigger. In "The Waterbowl," the simplicity of the poem can be seen through the elementary vocabulary used in each short line....   [tags: Papers] 410 words
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The Hoover Dam - The Hoover Dam Out in the middle of no where, an hour drive away from Las Vegas, NV lies one of the biggest dams and power plants in the world. Built in the heart of the depression, it serves as more than just a barrier from water to pass through. The concrete poured into the walls of Hoover Dam, are made by the sweat and blood of hundreds of Americans who were looking to save themselves, and their families. Residing on the Colorado River, the Hoover dam rises out of no where. Downstream from the Grand Canyon, this structure is almost as impressive as the Grand Canyon....   [tags: Engineering Dam Hoover Essays] 1225 words
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The Salk Institute - The Salk Institute Dr. Jonas Salk commissioned Louis Kahn to design the Salk Institute of Biological Research near La Jolla, California. Salk believes that medical research should not be confined to science alone. In response to Salk's view, Kahn saw the possibility of uniting art and architecture with the functional aspect of the design. He agrees with Salk that someone with a mind in art, like himself, could contribute in creating a mental environment of scientific research. Kahn's pursue of this vision is apparent in his design process....   [tags: essays papers] 948 words
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Dopplar Radar - Doppler Radar The Social realm of Doppler radar relates to many different things we do in everyday life, anytime you are going outdoors anywhere in the world you can find out what it is going to be like before you even step outside. This is made possible with the use of Doppler Radar. In this section I am going to discuss the social realm of Doppler radar in the local, regional, national and global areas. First we must know what is Doppler radar. Doppler radar is a device that measures the Doppler shift in a radar beam reflected from an object’s motion towards or away from the radar aerial....   [tags: essays research papers] 702 words
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Hoover Dam - Hoover Dam      The Hoover Dam is one of America¡¦s greatest civil engineering marvels (Hernan 22) and ¡§has become a magnet to those fascinated by human ingenuity at its best¡¨ (Haussler 30). With its enormous size and construction during the Great Depression, it was an interesting topic to me. I would like to major in civil engineering and, at first, I was researching this topic. I was looking for salary and job descriptions. Then, I discovered the name John L. Savage, the engineer who supervised the design of the Hoover Dam and many other dams in the United States....   [tags: Civil Engineering Construction Essays] 1574 words
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The Effects of Imagery on Recall - ... Concrete versus Abstract Words These studies demonstrate how the way information is memorized can influence one’s ability to correctly recall that information. However this is not the only variable that can have such an effect. The type of information that needs to be memorized can also have an impact on recall. Walker and Hulme (1999) investigated the relationship between the concreteness of words and the ability to correctly recall those words. Their experiment entailed three parts all of which used a series of seven words consisting of either one or three syllables and of varying degrees of concreteness....   [tags: Neuroscience]
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Artificial Reef - ... Metal artificial reef structures vary from metal boxes to entire decommissioned ships. Unlike concrete, metal cannot be directly placed into a seabed but rather requires a laborious process to inhabit life. If metal is not treated and cleaned properly, it could be toxic to surrounding ocean wildlife. Also, much like plastic, metal has a smooth surface that makes it difficult for algae to attach to. Fortunately, through the use of electricity, mineral accretion can be used to accelerate the growth of corals and other reef organisms....   [tags: Environment]
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Piaget - Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development During the 1920s, a biologist named Jean Piaget proposed a theory of cognitive development of children. He caused a new revolution in thinking about how thinking develops. In 1984, Piaget observed that children understand concepts and reason differently at different stages. Piaget stated children's cognitive strategies which are used to solve problems, reflect an interaction BETWEEN THE CHILD'S CURRENT DEVELOPMENTAL STAGE AND experience in the world. Research on cognitive development has provided science educators with constructive information regarding student capacities for meeting science curricular goals....   [tags: essays research papers] 1685 words
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roman architecture - The city of Rome has many of the great architectural feats of the ancient world. Many of these buildings and other assorted structures, although they were built around 2000 years ago, are still standing and even in use. At the start of Roman history, they imported their marble from another great ancient city; Greece. However, they did eventually find quarries in northern Italy that held an abundance of white marble. This marble helped them become the great architectural city that we see even in present times....   [tags: essays research papers] 837 words
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Coastal Erosion - Coastal Erosion [IMAGE][IMAGE]Coastal erosion presents a problem along the coastlines of Britain. One of the many areas affected by this is Walton-on-the-Naze, situated in the Southeast coast of England, about sixty-five miles from London. Walton-on-the-Naze is a dated tourist resort with a pier, which has an end shut off due to unsafe structure. There is an area of cliffs further up coast, which are suffering from erosion and cliff collapse. The government has erected a number of different sea defence mechanisms including groynes, rip rap and wooden revetments....   [tags: Papers] 827 words
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Roman Engineering - Roman Engineering The ancient Romans were skilled engineers and have left lasting contributions in this field. The Romans built a great network of roads connecting cities throughout their empire. They also built aqueducts and bridges using arches for support. The Roman arch design was by far the most important innovation of their time. The arch, however, would have been useless without the discovery of concrete. The Romans had many other such discoveries that would make their engineering skills known throughout the world....   [tags: Papers] 618 words
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Bridge Structures - Bridge Structures and The Use of Geometry in Their Design What is a bridge. A bridge is a structure providing continuous passage over a body of water, roadway, or valley. Every bridge looks different from the another. Their bridge structure is different. There are nine types of main bridges. Bridge engineers use a lot of geometry to help them design the different bridges. Without geometry, the bridges would not be safe. Bridges have been around for a long time. The earliest bridges were probably formed by laying one or more logs across a brook or by stretching ropes or cables across a narrow valley....   [tags: essays research papers] 503 words
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Algebra Tiles and the FOIL Method - Algebra Tiles and the FOIL Method Algebra is one of the most critical classes a mathematics student takes. In this crucial course, the student must make the jump from concrete numbers and operations to variables and uncertainty. Unfortunately, this area of mathematics is where most students lose interest in mathematics because the concepts become too abstract. The abstractness frightens students and this fear is where the typical “I hate math” attitude comes from. Educators need to be aware of this problem and accept that the traditional methods of teaching mathematics, specifically algebra, are too focused on intangible concepts....   [tags: Mathematics Education Essays]
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