The evolution of mathematics might be seen as an ever-increasing series of abstractions‚ or alternatively an expansion of subject matter. The first abstraction‚ which is shared by many animals‚[19] was probably that of numbers: the realization that a collection of two apples and a collection of two oranges (for example) have something in common‚ namely quantity of their members.Evidenced by tallies found on bone‚ in addition to recognizing how to count physical objects‚ prehistoric peoples may have
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Open DocumentMost people are not familiar with the concepts of mathematics and mathematizing. Once they hear any of these terms‚ they connect them to education. The next discussion will attempt to shed some light on these two concepts by defining mathematics as a language. First‚ it will define these two terms with examples. It will then point out various differences between mathematics and mathematizing while giving examples. Finally‚ it will elaborate the importance of both concepts to humans and how they have
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Open DocumentHISTORY OF MATHEMATICS The history of mathematics is nearly as old as humanity itself. Since antiquity‚ mathematics has been fundamental to advances in science‚ engineering‚ and philosophy. It has evolved from simple counting‚ measurement and calculation‚ and the systematic study of the shapes and motions of physical objects‚ through the application of abstraction‚ imagination and logic‚ to the broad‚ complex and often abstract discipline we know today. From the notched bones of early man
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Open DocumentWhy study Mathematics? The main reason for studying mathematics to an advanced level is that it is interesting and enjoyable. People like its challenge‚ its clarity‚ and the fact that you know when you are right. The solution of a problem has an excitement and a satisfaction. You will find all these aspects in a university degree course. You should also be aware of the wide importance of Mathematics‚ and the way in which it is advancing at a spectacular rate. Mathematics is about pattern and structure;
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Open Documentknowledge bring you even greater understanding of the role of mathematics to both the census and everything else. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT I would like to thank everyone who helped in the successful completion of this project. I’d personally like to thank my supervisor Mr. Obi Henry for his support and co-operation. I would also like to thank my parents and Almighty Allah for their guidance. ABSTRACT Mathematics is one of the most widely used tools in any organization‚ society
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Open Document| |Programme |Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS) | |Name of Course / Mode |Discrete Mathematics | |Course Code |CSC 1700 | |Name (s) of Academic
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Open DocumentWomen in Mathematics Every human is created with a gift of some sort. Whether it is an athletic ability‚ a wonderful singing voice‚ or an ability to relate to other individuals‚ every one has a special gifting. For many women in history‚ their ability was deciphering and understanding the intricacies of math. Although various cultures discouraged women mathematicians‚ these women were able to re-define the standards for women in this field of study. Hypatia of Alexandria was born in Roman Egypt
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Open DocumentScope of mathematics This article will provide an overview of the NCTM process and content standards. Educators first studying the standards may feel overwhelmed with the amount of content addressed within each grade-level span. State frameworks that dictate standards for each grade level exacerbate this situation. However‚ a longitudinal view will show how the same topics are developed over several years in a spiral and interconnected pattern. For example‚ the
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Open DocumentTheory of Knowledge Éanna OBoyle ToK Mathematics “... what the ordinary person in the street regards as mathematics is usually nothing more than the operations of counting with perhaps a little geometry thrown in for good measure. This is why banking or accountancy or architecture is regarded as a suitable profession for someone who is ‘good at figures’. Indeed‚ this popular view of what mathematics is‚ and what is required to be good at it‚ is extremely prevalent; yet it would be laughed at
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Open DocumentAustralia INTRODUCTION Vedic mathematics is the name given to the ancient system of mathematics‚ or‚ to be precise‚ a unique technique of calculations based on simple rules and principles with which any mathematical problem can be solved be it arithmetic‚ algebra‚ geometry or trigonometry. The system is based on 16 Vedic sutras or aphorisms‚ which are actually word formulae describing natural ways of solving a whole range of mathematical problems. Vedic mathematics was rediscovered from the
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