By: John Traveler
Common math misconceptionsRecently I had the opportunity to tutor a college student in geometry. She was taking the class for a third time, to achieve a "C" grade; a requirement for her teaching credential. Her past attempts had only resulted in "D"s. Her case was...
By: Adam Dorado
To find an area is to square the hypotenuse and find the areas of three sides on any given triangle for the set and the mode. That is comman knowledge to some but not to others who wish to use calculus as if it the...
By: Catherine Duncan
Modern scientists throughout the ages have compiled vast theories and a few facts regarding the construction of pyramids. The many documentaries on the Science Channel, Discovery Channel and National Geographic Channel are still running shows and funding expeditions that explore the many secrets the Pyramids...
By: Tim Giles
Fermat's Last Theorem(This article draws on the excellent paperback, Fermat's Enigma" by Simon Singh.)I begin with a riddle:Three Navajo women sit side by side on the ground. The first woman, who is sitting on a buffalo skin, has a son who weighs 70 pounds...
By: Joe V.
Boolean algebra is the mathematical method that governs much of modern computing. It was developed hundreds of years ago, yet still remains relevant today as a method for circuit and chip designers to build microprocessors and other logic chips that run the devices we depend...
Division by zero is it really Impossible
By: Nicholas Beatty
Dividing by zero,impossible, or very much possible. Though many people will say it is with many good arguments there is still no proof we either ideas are right but evidence that is inconclusive for both sides. I personally have seen more of the evidence...
By: Sithambaranathan Prithiviraj
A square is a quadrilateral where all four sides are equal and the 4 angles are 90 degrees. In essence square is a special quadrilateral. Six sides made up of square shape can produce a cube.The square also produces 4 identical or congruent right...
By: Dallas Brown
The Pythagorean Theorem:Pythagoras and numbers that work.So many people misstate the theorem as originally discovered because they wish to abbreviate something. There is no shortening of the Pythagorean Theorem, which essentially states that:"The sum of the areas determined by the squares formed by the...
Division by zero is it really Impossible
By: Joe Murray
Actually the answer is Yes and No, and Both, and Neither.My belief in the infallibility of my teachers destroyed any facet of my comprehension of 1st year calculus. I had to drop the course and realign my philosophical understanding of mathematics. Sometimes pedantry is...
By: Nellie Haven
The potential of Mathematic SkillGabriella Gricius The easiest and clearest way to describe the potential of mathematic skill is to show what the term "potential" really means. The quickest way to describe this is saying that this is the highest skill level you can achieve...

 

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