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Offline erickejah

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Why is maths important?
« on: 23/09/2008 23:43:30 »
I need help to write my essay, I just need illustrations and common facts unseen by our culture that show how much maths is important. All your comments will be appreciated. thanks. ;)
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Re: Why is maths important?
« Reply #1 on: 24/09/2008 07:48:54 »
Math word problems are frequently used to gauge students' ability to decipher pertinent information and also to assess students' ability to use their analytical and mathematics skills to solve problems. Math word problems are often used to relate mathematics to real life situations. For instance, Physics applications, finance applications,
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« Reply #2 on: 24/09/2008 17:02:18 »
Boolean algebra without which there would be no digital devices. e.g. computers, i-pod, X-box, etc.
 

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Re: Why is maths important?
« Reply #3 on: 24/09/2008 17:04:05 »
I am a firm believer in students learning to do their own research, so instead of a straightforward answer, I will give you a link for some resources. Make sure you go all the way to the bottom to view the additional links they provide!   ;D ;D

http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr148.shtml
 

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Why is maths important?
« Reply #4 on: 26/09/2008 20:03:57 »
I use to look outside my window and wonder why about a lot of things.  Then I started studying math, particularly non-linear differential equations.  I no longer wonder why about a lot of things.  Not saying I know, just saying I no longer wonder why.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 04/10/2008 12:10:33 »
You need look no further than the early writings that have been deciphered from places like Crete where the Minoans were.

They had (among others) the script Linear B that was deciphered by Michael Ventris in the 1950s - and guess what? It was all about who owned what and who owed what.

Yes, it was the dead hand of accountancy, no hint of heroic doings or poetry. This is why you need maths - to make sure you pay no more tax than is due.
 

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