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math and relationships

being in a relationship is a lot like being an x in a polynomial function. for example …

0 * (x+5)(x-4)(x^2-3)= 0
if one person thinks it means nothing then no matter how much the other person wants it mean something it still means nothing… 23 more words

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Engaging students: Dividing polynomials

In my capstone class for future secondary math teachers, I ask my students to come up with ideas for engaging their students with different topics in the secondary mathematics curriculum. 676 more words

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What is the use of group theory ?

When we take a ring and include division then we get a field For example, the integers Z = { … -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, … } form a ring, and with division we get the rational numbers… 1,439 more words

Education In Mathematics

Descartes wins from Fermat on the incline

Our protagonists are Cartesius (1596-1650) and Fermat (1607-1665). As Judith Grabiner states, in a recommendable text:

“One could claim that, just as the history of Western philosophy has been viewed as a series of footnotes to Plato, so the past 350 years of mathematics can be viewed as a series of footnotes to Descartes’ … 2,741 more words

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Ruffini's Rule and meaning of division

We continue the earlier discussion on (1) differentials and (2) polynomials. There is also this earlier discussion about (static or dynamic) division.

At issue is: Can we avoid the use of limits when determining the derivative of a polynomial ? 2,500 more words

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Engaging students: Polynomials and non-linear functions

In my capstone class for future secondary math teachers, I ask my students to come up with ideas for engaging their students with different topics in the secondary mathematics curriculum. 890 more words

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Hands on Approach to Factoring out the GCF

Factors are “things being multiplied”, e.g. 2 and 3 are factors of 6.

Factoring polynomials like 5×2 + 15 above is one of the most challenging algebra topics, especially for students with special needs. 56 more words

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