By: Jonesy
The following article is all about how I help students to understand directed numbers. I would like to focus on the subtraction and addition of directed numbers.Where I teach the first time students learn about directed numbers in a math class is when they...
By: Jonesy
As a full-time teacher I have a load of five to six classes to teach to. One of my classes that usually end up with is a support mathematics class. This normally contains several students who most would consider are 'at risk'. I guess what...
By: Dan Fellowes
Calculus is basically the use of differentiation and integration on a given polynomial. At the AS level Mathematics in the UK calculus is introduced for the first time and is a rather different, though simple concept for students to grasp.DifferentiationThis is the process of...
By: Gilles Messier
Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is the largest and most populous city in Africa and the 17th most populous in the world. Its estimated metropolitan population is nearly 15.2 million, although newer estimates place it closer to 25 million. In addition, almost 5 million...
By: Kerry Kauffman
During the course of studying mathematics students will encounter the topic of parallel lines. During this study, students will need to know how to define parallel lines, their relationships with other parallel lines, perpendicular lines and planes. A student will also need to know the...
By: Kerry Kauffman
I have my degree in mathematics and have tutored math for 7 years and oftentimes see confusion among students when it comes to prime numbers. The simple reason is the definition of prime numbers that most textbooks use. Most say that a prime number is...
By: Kerry Kauffman
The first thing one must know to understand quadratic equations is the term "quadratic". A quadratic equation is an algebraic equation in which the highest power of the variable is 2. For example x^2+2x+3=0 is a quadratic equation, whereas 2x+4=0, x^3+2x^2+x+5=0 are not. Generally speaking...
By: Mafunyane
Prime numbers are the fundamental building blocks of mathematics. Just like the atoms that make up the world around us, prime numbers are the most basic units of the mathematical world and cannot be split any further.Most numbers can be broken down and expressed...
By: Beau Biller
Calculus: A Brief Introduction Calculus is a branch of mathmatics that was jointly created by Newton and Leibnitz and is based on the behavior of infintesimal changes. It has extremely far reaching capabilities and it used extensively in fields ranging from particle physics to...
By: Sam Murphy
Srinivasa Iyengar Ramanujan (1887-1920) was a brilliant, self-taught Indian mathematician and genius who made many fundamental contributions to analytic number theory, computational and probabilistic number theory, and special functions.Born into a poor Brahmin family of Vaishnavite sect on the outskirts of the southern city...

 

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