By: Dr. G. A. Anderson
Statistics and Lies: Assessing the Value of Collected Data.Researchers and those who work from knowledge based upon their research findings rely heavily on statistical reports that are constructed in many different forms. There are two main branches of statistical methods  descriptive statistics which...

By: Jonathan Hodgson  442352
Simplification. It is often the best way to answer the complex questions, to refute the paradoxes and provide the easiest explanations. For this particular question we must travel back to our childhood, the early years before we ever studied polynomials or contemplated the Euclidean algorithm...

By: Ashley Marshall
To me, there is nothing more exciting than playing around with numbers and seeing what they could mean and acutally do mean.I am a mathematics major in college. During my senior year in high school, I took a statistics class and I absolutely LOVED...
By: Melanie Malfe
I began studying mathematics when I began attending a community college. I took Trigonometry, Calculus I, II, and III, and Differential Equations. These subjects involved memorization of formulas, plugging in given values, and using algebraic skills to clean up the answer. Since I did very...
By: David Guzman
How many ways can you divide six identical indivisible objects among six people?It depends. If you want to do it equally, there is exactly one way:everyone gets exactly one object. That is easy, but it isn't thecomplete answer. What if you want to divide...
By: Kerry Kauffman
The Pythagorean theorem is a relationship of the sides of a right triangle. The theorem states that the the sum of the area of the squares whose sides make up a right triangle equals the area of the square whose side is the hypotenuse. In...
The potential of mathematical skills
By: L. J. A. Reardon
During my early days in school I discovered that I had an aptitude for all things numeric. Patterns in sequences seemed to be easily noticed, the mathematical methods that were taught proved to be understood with minimal effort. I enjoyed mathematics, yet I still never...
By: Matthew Adams
Mathematics (or Maths), the study and use of numbers, is undoubtedly one of the most important academic subjects. Its importance is such, that it forms an important part in national educational curriculum.It must be said, that the use of numbers is an essential skill...
Philosophical reflections: What is mathematics?
By: George Dimitriadis
What is mathematics? Responses will vary."Numbers," someone will say, others will reply with, "Doing things with numbers and letters and other symbols," whilst pragmatists will contend that "Mathematics is a necessary tool for day to day living."The philosophers among us will...
The importance of zero in mathematics
By: Tim Peters
Zip. Zilch. Naught. The number zero (represented by the digit 0) serves doubleduty as a placeholder and a representation of the absence of value in Western mathematics. It can trace its ancestry back 2000 years, but it was popularized in Europe by the mathematician Fibonacci...
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