Common math misconceptions
By: Freddy Tay
Many a times, mathematics is believed to be a logical subject. However, without imagination, mathematics would not be born in the first place. Students are given definitions and formulas to better their understanding in mathematics. Do we question the credibility of these tools or is...
Why mathematics is considered a science
By: Charles Peterson - 507116
Some mathematicians offer the explanation that mathematics is a science because it uses the scientific method. They try with renewed attempts, incorporating what they know, to invent new ways to uncover the secrets of nature. This may be true enough on the surface, but it...
How to study and understand mathematics
By: Sanford Aranoff
"What is mathematics?" Students usually answer, "Numbers." No! Instead, mathematics is logic. Let us examine geometry for example. Geometry is based upon postulates. A postulate is often incorrectly defined as "Something taken to be true without proof." A postulate is also defined...
By: TheBlogger
In every game of chance, probability can be used. In fact, in games like poker and blackjack people often beat other players using probability and statistics. Here are some ways that probability is used and games of chance: * Counting cards-in blackjack counting cards...
By: Algy Moncrieff
Game theory is the mathematical study of the strategic interactions of two "players" in a game situation. Although this could be the case of two people playing an actual game, game theory is more commonly applied to the behaviour of firms, particularly in an oligopolistic...
How to calculate probability with multiple dice
By: Steven Mars
The probability of dice outcomes uses the regular six-sided dice that are used in board games. The six sides have one, two, three, four, five, and six dots respectively. The sides will have values of the number of dots each side-one, two, three, four, five...
How to calculate square root
By: Ranna Zhou
How to Calculate Square Roots Logarithms make quick of work of square roots when you don't have a square root button on your calculator. Just take the log of the number, divide by 2, and find the antilog. e.g. number: 216.9729 log...
How to calculate probability with multiple dice
By: Kerry Kauffman
To calculate the probabilities associated with results with rolling multiple dice, one must understand the basic concept of probability with outcomes rolling 1 die and independent events. The possible outcomes when rolling one six sided die is 1,2,3,4,5,6. The sum...
By: Kerry Kauffman
Understanding natural numbers is as easy as understanding how to count, because natural numbers can be thought of as the numbers used in counting. The natural numbers are 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 ...Interestingly, natural numbers can also be thought...
By: Kerry Kauffman
The first method I use when teaching students how to calculate square root is to look to see if the number is a perfect square first. I suggest students memorize the perfect squares from 1 to 25: 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 49, 64, 81...

 

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