Posts Tagged ‘Math Musings’
Mathematics plays an integral role in the world of business. Profitability, expected returns, the likelihood and risk associated with certain ventures are all possible to estimate because of the concepts and ideas presented in math. Having a firm understanding of concepts and ideas is essential to achieving success in both life and business
The study of mathematics includes many concepts that students may find difficult to grasp. A teacher may understand the material, but have trouble conveying it to his or her students. This experience is frustrating for both instructors and pupils.
As a Math lover and as well as a Math teacher, I am convinced that excessive use of calculators for simple calculations cause over dependence on them. This undermines the mind’s ability to do very simple additions. This causes a lot of discomfort for the students who eventually start to hate math as a subject.
This is like asking why plural and not singular. I mean, why use plural and not just singular – always. Well, anyone (pretty much) who knows a bit of language grammar will use plural where the reference is to more than one and singular to refer a single item. No brainer here!
So, why do we use the term Math and not Maths to refer to Mathematics. Remember we don’t say or use Mathematic!!
Math touches everyone’s life more than they could ever know. From laptops to buildings to the daily weather forecast, math forms the basis for nearly everything. Even social behaviors have been examined using game theory, an offshoot of mathematics. Every science is reliant to some degree on mathematical formulas.
Starting this week, we are going to publish “Mathphrase“
It is a kind of catch phrase but for Math.
For those of you who still can’t figure out what is it, here’s a Dictionary meaning of it from the LazyMaths lexicon!
The topic of whether men or women are better at math has almost always evoked a debate. Some even call it sexist to ask such a question – or should we call just a social scientist? Why are there fewer women in math oriented careers than men? Is it because of math skills or just social causes?