By: Allen Teal
Math in one way or another permeates almost every field of endeavor. Even in everyday life it is almost impossible to go through a whole day without using math. If you cook, shop, commute, or even look at the clock, you are using math. We...
By: Sandra Petersen
The question that has perplexed those who studied and developed mathematical theorem throughout time is "How can nothing, as symbolized by zero, be something?"The concept of zero seems to have originated around 520 AD with the Indian Aryabhata who used a symbol he called...
By: Allen Teal
Knowing which set of math terms to employ here is difficult. Much of what is used depends on the type of math and field of study. Most of us understand words like multiply, divide, fractions, decimals, and so on. It's the math that hits about...
By: Allen Teal
Taking a look at math fields and age levels in math education is very broad topic. In order to be as concise as possible, this article will divide this topic into its two natural parts. The first will be based on the wide scope of...
By: Allen Teal
If you have a quadratic equation, it means you have a variable that is squared or raised to the power of 2. The name comes from quad which means 4. However, there are no powers of 4 in a quadratic equation. Instead, the idea here...
By: Sandra Petersen
"Why have students drill the multiplication tables or addition facts when they will have access to calculators and computers?"I heard this question posed by a college professor who was teaching us how to best educate elementary-aged children in mathematics. Well, I beg to differ...
By: Asahatter
Natural numbers are the whole numbers that we use when counting items. So, 1, 2, 42, 69, 3,256 and 9 billion are all examples of natural numbers. Some mathematicians consider zero to be a natural number, but the distinction is hardly important. To get...
By: Jonesy
I am a mathematics teacher, and the focus I'd like to concentrate on is showing students how to use algebra, so it not only provides purpose, it also gives them an opportunity to grab onto some life skills.Some of the ways I integrate algebra...
By: Jonathan Collins
When I would finish with my algebra work, my teacher would always have me help the other students. My first approach is always the way the textbook describes it, explaining out the steps individually. However, not everyone is a textbook learner, and most people need...
By: Jonesy
One of the hardest part of teaching I find is providing a purpose to all the maths a student learns, while they're at school. However, I do find it a necessary part of their learning, as once they have a reason to learn it, they...

 

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