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Skimpression- Second Book Review: Amusments in Mathematics
Amusement in Mathematics: H.E.Dudeney This book is an entire book dedicated to riddles, puzzles, and games found in Mathematics. Topics such as algebra, geometry, puzzle games, magic square problems, crossing river problems, measuring, weighing, and packing...
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Weekly #7: Fractals - The Nature of Mathematics
What is a fractal? Before taking this course I was never formally introduced to the word fractal. It is very interesting that fractals occur frequently within in our daily lives. A fractal is "a never ending pattern." At each step of a fractal there is a re...
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Weekly #6: Histoical Women in Mathematics
Historical Women in Mathematics Hypatia (AD 350 - 415) Hypatia is considered the first women in Mathematics. She was an Egyptian Mathematician and a female scholar from ancient Alexandria. Hypatia taught on the philosophy of Neoplatoism. Her work was shown ...
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Weekly #5: Vision in Elementary Mathematics
Review Vision in Elementary Mathematics is a well developed book that works through many examples within the frame of Elementary mathematics. The author uses many pictures and diagrams to explain his thinking and stresses the importance that "a picture, is ...
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Weekly #4- Math is a Language: Nature of Mathematics
The role of our number system There are four characteristics of our number system: role of zero, additive property, a base of ten, and place value. Our number system consists of the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Each digit along with the characte...
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Weekly #3- Amicable Numbers: Communicating Math
In order to understand what an amicable number is you must first know what a proper factor is. A proper factor is the sum of the factors of a number, not including that number. An amicable number is when the sum of the proper factors of two numbers are each...
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