Book reviews: Symmetry and the Monster: One of the Greatest Quests of Mathematics, by Mark Ronan
By: Anthony J
"Symmetry and the Monster:One of the Greatest Quests of Mathematics"by Mark RonanBook Review One would think that a prestigious presssuch as Oxford's, which published "Symmetryand the Monster," would give a manuscript atleast a cursory reading - or at least hand it over to afact-checker...
By: Christine Anderson
Mathematics is used, in a variety of ways, to describe and measure change. One of the most common ways to describe change is to use a graph, which is a visual representation of a mathematical expression. For example, by graphing the speed of a vehicle...
By: Rhonda Nieman
To understand better the influence that Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss, Mathematician and Physicist, had on modern mathematics, you might need to understand the man himself. He was born the only child to a poor family in Brunswick, Germany in 1777. Gauss was often portrayed as...
By: Lisa Ross
Math is a subject where the basics of addition, subtraction, dividing and multiplying are a little easier because they are reinforced and taught in almost any math problem, simple or complex. It is when you get to Algerbra and Geometry that a student will question...
By: Harmony Wells
The basic skills required for mathematics as a field of study - mainly problem-solving, deductive reasoning and forecasting - can lead to a wide variety of vocations. Math has historically held a "tough and disliked" reputation in academics and has always been thought of as...
By: Orville Davis
Math. Oh the wondrous glory of it all. I remember the days of high school when I finally got to Algebra 1 and thought, "OK, what's going on here. How in the world can I multiply 6 by Y?"I remember struggling through my freshman...
By: Sandra Petersen
Let's pretend you are building a wheelchair ramp into your home and you need to know how many feet long your ramp is going to be so that you may buy the right amount of materials. How will you figure that out?The best way...
By: Jae Heuze
This article will deal with the actual misconceptions in mathematical concepts, rather than the common interpretation of the title as "misconceptions about the usefulness or uselessness of mathematics".Firstly, let's address the question of "so what's the big deal if my basic math concepts are...
A guide to mathematical language and jargon
By: Liz Allen
It's difficult to get to grips with math problems if you don't understand the expressions that are used, so let's take a look at some of these.FACTORSFactors are numbers that divide exactly into other numbers without leaving a remainder. For example:the factors of 24...
By: Steve Holder
Sometimes, kids say that they don't need to know math because they have a calculator. OK, bright boys and girls, break out your calculators. In these everyday problems, your calculator can't help you if you don't know your math. (Answers below.)1. The pizza man...

 

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