Friends.I am a newly joined member of this site. And feeling interesting to read and learn different
things in mathematics.I am a lecturer in mathematics and taking the course of Combinatorics.I came a
across the following problem problem '' Six Generals propose locking a safe containing top secret with a
number of different locks.Each General will be given keys to certain of these locks.How many locks are
required and how many keys must each General have so that… Continue
I am new to this web site and have a subject I would like to discuss.
I am a retired engineer, an MA of Trinity College, Cambridge, having graduated in 1948, and have become interested in the way children are taught numbers rather late in life.
This came about as a result of trying to a help an eight year old in the village who had lost his way mathematically, and had very little understanding of the number system.
I have always held the view that the understanding of an abstract… Continue
Have you succumbed to pressure from students, parents, and administrators to inflate the grades of your mathematics students? How have you been able to effectively avoid such pressures in an attempt to give "honest" grades?
An essay can have a lot of intentions, but the basic structure of all type of essays will be same. You may be writing an argumentative essay to argue for a particular point of view or to may be doing a persuasive essay to explain the steps necessary to complete a task. Either way, your essay will have the same basic format and structure.
An essay consists of three major parts,
Noetic Learning’s math contest for elementary students will be held on October 15. The contest is open to all accredited schools. A team leader from the school will administer the contest of 20 problem solving questions. The test results will be evaluated nationally and the top 10 students in each grade level will be recognized. Registration is free and the deadline is September 30. All interested team leaders should register at… Continue
Added by Li K. on September 8, 2009 at 11:49am —
I was just expressing some of my thoughts about "High Tech Cheating" over on my blog page.
If you are interested, take a look.
Added by Carolyn on September 3, 2009 at 8:00pm —
You are welcome to join the new "Math Problem Solving" group at Mathematics24x7. The link is on the lower left of the main page. Follow the link and press "Start Discussion" to post your math problem, or help others solve problems. Embed diagrams or equations in your text as images, if they improve the… Continue
A conversation about programming and children recently unfolded on Twitter. One comment that stood out for me was the idea that programming should not be mandatory, that children should have the option to learn this skill. I disagree. I think programming has earned a place alongside reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.
In fact, introduction to programming concepts should begin as early as kindergarten. My colleagues and I have been teaching mathematics through… Continue
In the discussion, On teaching math successfully, on the LinkedIn.com forum, Math, Math Education, Math Culture; Dan, a math teacher at a community college, asks "... how to motivate students to learn math?" I replied: Dan, there are two branches of your question on this forum, but I think that we can handle that. David's reply on the other branch made me laugh, as he joked about… Continue
The social network Friendster.com is not renowned as an academic forum, but that didn't stop me from hosting discussions there on mathematical topics. You are welcome to join my Mirimatics discussion group, or even post a link to your own math blog there. (Friendster discussions support hypertext links). It is not a group where algebra problems are solved, as there are many of those… Continue
My Algebra I and Geometry classes are creating a Pecha Kucha with photos taken around the school (in some cases they used photos from the internet). They are using a variety of methods for presentation.. some have chosen to present as a power point with personal narration, some are recording over the slides for an automated presentation, and some are creating movies with narration. They are working in groups of 1, 2, or 3. I will try to post the best next week (our last week in school - yea!)
1.A three digit number is always greater than a two digit number....more stress is on number of digits than the value of a number
2.When we multiply two numbers product is always greater...What about when multipling fractions or decimal numbers.