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. Forhis work in the field, he is known as the father of geometry and is considered one of the greatGreek mathematicians. Very little is …

The Discovery of the Fibonacci SequenceA man named Leonardo Pisano, who was known by his nickname, “Fibonacci”, and named the series after himself, first discovered the Fibonacci sequence around 1200 A.D. The Fibonacci sequence is a sequence in which each term is the sum of the 2 numbers preceding it. The first 10 Fibonacci numbers …

Clock ArithmeticThe topic of time has always been one of interest to me at least on a philosophical basis. Through the works of Einstein, ancient timepieces and calendars such as Stonehenge, and even theories on past and present, time is everywhere. I chose this topic to perhaps explore further the relevance of clocks and timepieces …

year 1601 in Beaumont-de-Lomages, France. Mr. Fermat’s education began in 1631. He was home schooled. Mr. Fermat was a single man through his life. Pierre de Fermat, like many mathematicians of the early 17th century, found solutions to the four major problems that created a form of math called calculus. Before Sir Isaac Newton was …

Math is taught to American Children in a couple of different ways. One approach is to let the children solve problems in different ways and teach them why things are the way they are. Another way is “parrot math.” This involves feeding the children information on how to solve a problem and making it the …

ASSIGNMENTTask oneThe aim of this assignment was to determine and create the most suitableand efficient Whirlybird which could sustain flight times the longest. Themethod followed to achieve this was a series of flight test. Differentsizes of Whirly birds were created in 2cm intervals in the length and thewidth. Then each model will be dropped from …

Charles BabbageCharles Babbage may have spent his life in vain, trying to make a machineconsidered by most of his friends to be ridiculous. 150 years ago, Babbage drewhundreds of drawings projecting the fundamentals on which today’s computers arefounded. But the technology was not there to meet his dreams. He was born onDecember 26, 1791, in …

What is Truth? Truth exists and is an absolute. Contrary to the mush-minded meanderings of modern educators, truth is not relative. If my truth differs from your truth that can only be because either one or both of us is unaware of the truth and has called something true which is not. Truth must have …

ArchimedesS. RomanoArchimedes was a native of Syracuse, Sicily. Some authors have said that he visited Egypt and invented a device there now known as Archimedes’ screw. This screw is a pump, still used in many parts of the world. When Archimedes was a young man, he studied with the descendants of Euclid in Alexandria. He …

The following listing of course content is intended to aid students efforts at planning college time and also intended to avoid disagreements in interpretation of requirements. Since there may be class cancellations or other reasons to modify the schedule, I reserve the right to change any of the material contained below, thus superseding what is …

1. How is math used in your every day job duties? Math is used frequently, If I had to estimate I would say all day. 2. What math classes do you recommend for someone interested in your position? Well when you finish your high schools math classes I suggest you take as many math classes …

This cover page must be submitted with the assignment ME 3057 – EXPERIMENTAL METHODOLOGY & TECHNICAL WRITING Report/Worksheet/Writing Task: Lab number 2 Full Report: ????? Partial Report: X (Please check one. ) Lab section: KGrader: _____________ NAMES : Matthew Carson, ????? , ????? , ????? Date Turned In: 02/07/2010Date Returned by TA: ____________________ The effort …

Math Disabilities Essay, Research Paper There seem to be many jobs within the American educational system today. Most of the jobs refer back to the differences in the pupils that undergo the instruction system. Some of these pupils are handicapped, some are non motivated either at place or by themselves, and some have learning disablements. …

Short Essay on Deductive Reasoning Deduction is taught through the study of formal logic. Logic (both inductive and deductive logic) is the science of good reasoning. It is called formal because its main concern is with creating forms that serve as models to demonstrate both correct and incorrect reasoning. The difference is that, unlike induction, …

Running Head: The Evil Genius Doubt The Evil Genius Argument Andre-Jamil Rousseau University of British Columbia Descartes introduced his evil genius doubt in his first meditations. His hypothesis consists of the belief that a supreme being, labeled the “evil genius” or “evil demon” could be maliciously controlling and creating in our minds an illusion of …

My initial reaction to the article by Mr. Cohen was that he was wrong to have written such a discouraging article to an impressionable young girl. I feel that math is important in everyday life. I do agree with Mr. Cohen in the sense that there are many aspects of Algebra that the majority of …

Composition of Concurrent Forces Abstract” The experiment aims to show the relationship of different forces acting at the same time by using different variables namely, the equilibrate force, the resultant, and the given forces FAA and Feb… The equilibrate force is the force that establishes equilibrium while the resultant is the addition of the given …

A parabola is a planar. mirror-symmetrical curve. which is about U-shaped when oriented as shown in the diagram. but which can be in any orientation in its plane. It fits any of several superficially different mathematical descriptions which can all be proved to specify curves of precisely the same form. One description of a parabola …

The teacher has presented me with a mathematical problem in which I must solve and investigate. It is as follows:- The ‘Great Outdoors Boating Company’ has 20 large canoes, 5 small canoes and 10 motorboats for hire. – The ‘New Canoe Company’ has 10 large canoes, 15 small canoes and 6 motorboats for hire.- The …

Introduction DAMATH. a patent-pending mathematical board-game invented by five-time national awardee Jesus L. Huenda. is coined from the popular Filipino checker board game of Dama. ( or lady in Spanish ) and mathematics. It started in a Sorsogon National High School category in Sorsogon. Philippines and its popularity spread rapidly and resulted in the first …

IntroductionMathematics is every where around us. For most of us, students, sees mathematics as a subject that requires to be passed in order to graduate and fulfill our dreams in life. Mathematics plays important roles I the field of science, may it be hard or soft science.Without numbers, math, how could we ever determine the …

Taplin, Margaret. (2001). Mathematics through Problem-Solving. Retrieved April 18, 2007, from http://www.mathgoodies.com/articles/problem_solving.html What Is A ‘Problem-Solving Approach’?As the emphasis has shifted from teaching problem solving to teaching via problem solving (Lester, Masingila, Mau, Lambdin, dos Santon and Raymond, 1994), many writers have attempted to clarify what is meant by a problem-solving approach to teaching mathematics. The …

INTRODUCTION There is a vast of resources in newspapers, scholarly journals and web that provides empirical data of alternative fuels, but what do these numbers really mean? Alternative fuels that are believed to be more environment friendly have gained popularity as more people are becoming more aware of the damaging effects of the greenhouse gasses emitted …

The Mathematics Behind the Biochemistry of DNAProblems concerning the understanding of scientific evidence in forensic science are investigated with reference to measures of improbability related with the presentation of such evidence in an adversarial perspective. The investigation includes the use of probabilistic arguments associated with expert scientific testimony in the courts. In Scotland, forensic medicine …