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

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#### 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

#### 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

#### 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

#### 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

#### 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