Leibniz Vs. Newton
Leibniz went to school Leipzig. He started studying languages such as Latin and Greek at the age of twelve (1). He was such an intelligent man that he further taught himself these languages. Throughout his early teen years Leibniz studied Aristotles logic and theory o...

Infinity
Most everyone is familiar with the infinity symbol, the one that looks like the
number eight tipped over on its side. Infinity sometimes crops up in everyday speech as a
superlative form of the word many. But how many is infinitely many? How big is
infinity? Does infinity...

Pythagoreanism
Numbers play a large part in our everyday lives, from the time we get up, how
long we cook our food, the distances we travel, and other such aspects, many of which we
take for granted. A scholar who played a large part in the way we view certain numbers
and objects pe...

Data Handling
Data Handling Project looking at a database based in Excel where there is data from Key Stage 3 and 4 from Mayfield High School
This Data Handling Project is looking at a database based in Excel where there is data from Key Stage 3 and 4 from Mayfield High School. This data...

Tscore Statistics
Technological advances in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) have provided a voice to many people through various devices. This voice has been hypothesized to provide greater benefit then traditional communication board or word processing programs. Howev...

Arbitrary Geometric Adresses
These are illustrations of the Spaceship Earth Epcot building in Florida. This directly reflects complex geometrical properties, for this is a unusually prodigious geodesic dome. The geosphere is 165 feet in diameter, 180 feet high (it stands 15 feet off the...

Hippocrates of Chios
It can be argued that if Euclid is the father of Geometry that Hippocrates of Chios could be considered the grandfather of geometry. Hippocrates was born about 410 BC in Chios, Greece and died about 410 BC. He was a Greek merchant turned geometer who compiled the fir...

Egyptian Math
The use of organized mathematics in Egypt has been dated back to the third millennium BC. Egyptian mathematics was dominated by arithmetic, with an emphasis on measurement and calculation in geometry. With their vast knowledge of geometry, they were able to correctly calcu...

Babylonian Contributions
Four Main Contributions by Babylonians to Mathematics
There are four main contributions by the Babylonians to mathematics. The first contribution by Babylonians was the concept of the positional notation system using a sexagesimal system. Thus they avoided havi...

Probability
My report will be on probability. What is probability? Probability is a measure of how often a particular event will happen if something is done repeatedly.(596 Websters Dictionary)
What are the chances that it will rain tomorrow? On television the weather reporter says, t...

Mathematics
When teaching mathematics, it is important to give the students an objective so they will see clearly what they are doing. It is also important to use different strategies to show or come up with the objective. This paper will show some examples of this.
One objective is p...

History Of Greek Mathematics
The Greeks view mathematics as a very important aspect of life, education and view it as a necessary tool to help assist in the forward progress of technology. To show how the Greeks view the concept of mathematics, dissect the word. The word mathema is a no...

Math At Work
Almost everyone is guilty of saying these words What will I ever use this stuff for. Well unless you plan on working at the local fast food joint the rest of your life, you will most definitely use some higher form of math. I discovered this and a few other things while ...

NIELS HENRIK ABEL
Abel, Niels Henrik Abel, is a famous Norwegian mathematician. Abel was a pioneer in the development of several branches of modern mathematics. Abel was one of the innovators in the field of elliptic functions, discoverer of Abelian functions and one of the leaders in ...

Discrete Mathmatics
The mathematics of a bicycle can be broken down into three can be broken down into three basic types. The design of the frame, deals mainly with geometry. The size of the wheels and the distance they cover deals with multiplication. The gear ratios are found by divisio...

Fibonacci
Leonardo Pisano is better known by his nickname, Fibonacci. He was the son of
Guilielmo and a member of the Bonacci family. Fibonacci himself sometimes used the name Bigollo, which may mean goodfornothing or a traveler. Fibonacci was born in Italy but was educated in North A...

Frequency Distribution
A randomly selected group of students in a class of 35 was asked how much allowance is given to them on a per day basis. The objective is to assess how much the average student gets on a daily basis, find how many of these students fall within a specified class inte...

Steve Hawking
Dr. Stephen Hawking has been considered to be more brilliant then Einstein. Dr. Hawking was born on January 8 1942 in Oxford, England on the 300th anniversary of Galileos death. Is this a coincidence? After his studies at St. Albans School, he attended University College, O...

Infinity For Kids
The grades that I am most familiar with are K3, so that is what I am going to concentrate on for this paper. Once of the sources I used was my mother. She is a recently retired 2nd grade teacher, and when I asked her what I should teach children about infinity, she ...

Freefall
Why does a baseball that is thrown follow a parabolic path? This question is central to the study of projectile motion.
Galileo was one of the first to study projectile motion. He correctly deduced that part of the motion of a projectile (such as the baseball) was accelerated a...

Math In Everyday Life
Through the years, and probably through the centuries, teachers have struggled to make math meaningful by providing students with problems and examples demonstrating its applications in everyday life. As this classic joke shows, some strategies are more successful ...

Pi Number
A little known verse in the bible reads And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other; it was round all about, and his height was five cubits; and a line of thirty cubits did compass it about (I Kings 7, 23). This passage from the bible demonstrates the a...

Pappus Of Alexandria
Pappus, regarded as an important Greek mathematician, was born in Alexandria in Egypt. His interest in mathematics is said to have began from when he observed a solar eclipse on October 18, 320 and then since has focused his work on geometry. Everything associated wit...

Gupta Truth
This section introduces the liar paradox and shows how it leads to seemingly absurd conclusions. These conclusions illustrate that the concept of truth may be problematic. A problem occurs when standard Tarski correspondence biconditionals (which are usually given as the para...

Pythagoras of Samos
Pythagoras of Samos is often described as the first pure mathematician. He is an extremely important figure in the development of mathematics, yet we know relatively little about his mathematical achievements. Unlike many later Greek mathematicians, where at least we...
