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Prime-Generating Polynomials

If you haven’t seen it before, the polynomial seems to look like any other. And yet, as Euler noted, this polynomial has a curious property — evaluating at the integers gives a new prime each time: 862 more words

Number Theory

My Favorite One-Liners: Part 19

In this series, I’m compiling some of the quips and one-liners that I’ll use with my students to hopefully make my lessons more memorable for them. 1,096 more words

Algebra II

Trigonometry Homework #1 due 2-9

In 1-6, divide the polynomials.

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7. When is divided by the polynomial , the quotient is and the remainder is -2. 34 more words

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

Engagement

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

Education In Mathematics