Mathematics In The Modern World: Readings From Scientific American by Morris Kline
The course aims to expose students to the nature of math and its usefulness in the development of the society. The trainees were given lectures, were evaluated there were quizzes and major exams , were asked to submit projects research proposals and integrated projects and were graded. While some teachers said that the topics were new to them, others felt that the lectures were but a review. Still, the majority clamored for teaching strategies. I find the request valid, because teaching strategies facilitate understanding then appreciating. In view of this I have the following suggestions: 1. Make history of math a compulsory topic.
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The body of knowledge and practice known as mathematics is derived from the contributions of thinkers throughout the ages and across the globe. It gives us a way to understand patterns, to quantify relationships, and to predict the future.
Introduction to Modern Mathematics focuses on the operations, principles, and methodologies involved in modern mathematics. The monograph first tackles the algebra of sets, natural numbers, and functions. Discussions focus on groups of transformations, composition of functions, an axiomatic approach to natural numbers, intersection of sets, axioms of the algebra of sets, fields of sets, prepositional functions of one variable, and difference of sets. The text then takes a look at generalized unions and intersections of sets, Cartesian products of sets, and equivalence relations. The book ponders on powers of sets, ordered sets, and linearly ordered sets.
Jenny has six apples. If she gives away four apples, how many apples does she have remaining? Two trains are traveling nonstop to Kansas City, one leaving from Boston miles away at 50 miles per hour and one leaving from San Francisco miles away at 40 miles per hour. Both trains leave their origins at the exact same time early in the morning. Check the bottom of this blog post for the answers to the math problems posted above!