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The Definition of Math is …

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Do you have a definition of math that you’ve come to by virtue of your experience or have you adopted a particularly viable definition offered by an outstanding mathematician? 490 more words

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One 1873 View of Percent

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I’m writing this short piece to give you the flavor of what students had to do when they studied percent using Rev. York’s 1873… 347 more words

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Recognize x∧2 – x – 1 = 0?

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If you recognize the equation in the title then you are already familiar with the golden ratio of 1.618. There are a number of books that explore the occurrence of the golden ratio in nature, architecture, the pyramids, art, aesthetics and a variety of other suspected places. 991 more words

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A Short, Short Discourse on Digit Sum

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My daughter and I play with numerology; it’s just play, nothing serious. We play with calendar dates, prime numbers, birthdays, etc., looking for patterns and such. 426 more words

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What Makes A Circle, A Circle?

In the seventh grade curriculum, geometry studies are few and far between. Sometimes students will stumble upon a textbook question regarding angles, triangles, area, or perimeter, but there is little exposure in isolation of geometric properties in our grade level. 915 more words

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Understanding, not just procedures

From this HuffPost article, written by a mathematician talking about the shift from procedural math knowledge (doing problems) to what we really need to know about math these days: 424 more words

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