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Mathematical ideas in everyday life 2017-11-08
From Ricita:
Mathematical ideas to solve various problems of our everyday life ,environment related problems.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Mathematics and a musical dilemma 2011-01-19
From rahul:
how is mathematics applied in entertainment?
Answered by Harley Weston.
Find the intersection of y=x-1 and y=sin(x) 2009-10-10
From Usama:
There are many modern calculators and softwares that can plot the functions. I have two very simple equations y=x-1 and y=sin(x), if i draw them manually on paper i can not get the accurate value. But i think a computer can easily draw perfect straight and curve lines so it should be easy to find the intersection point of two lines. Is there any way or software that can tell the exact value of intersection point of two lines?
Answered by Robert Dawson and Harley Weston.
I want to learn math 2007-08-07
From Maria:
Hello. I am 16-years-old, and I would like to learn as much mathematics as I can and to really understand it. I would like to know what people mean when they say things like "thinking mathematically" or "math is equally beautiful and true". However, I'm not sure where to start. :-) What do you think of going back to the beginning and working my way through Euclid? Your help would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
Answered by Harley Weston.
What is pi? 2007-03-09
From Billy:
What is pi?
Answered by Jaymi Peterson and Sara Ulmer.
Math jobs 2003-12-12
From Veronica:
Do you know a couple of jobs I can get when I am older in Math?
Answered by Harley Weston.
Mathematics and Music 2002-11-01
From Hannah:
I am looking for a science fair project to compare math and music and how they relate. If you have any project ideas for me, they would be greatly appreciated.
Answered by Walter Whiteley.
Don't worry too much about your difficulties in math... 2001-09-07
From Matt:
Do you know who said,"Don't worry too much about your difficulties in math, I assure you that mine are still greater"? Thanks for your help. this for extra credit and I can't find it ANYWHERE!
Answered by Penny Nom.
Quadratics 2001-05-16
From John:
I am in the final stages of a math project and I need to interview an expert for the last part. Please try to answer at least a few of these questions.
  1. How do you use quadratic equations in your everyday life?
  2. Do you find being a math expert very helpful in life?
  3. Is the quadratic equation useful to you?
  4. Why did you decide to become a math expert?
  5. What do you think is the most important function of the quadratic equation?

Answered by Harley Weston.
Writing in Math 2000-06-05
From Laurel:
How can I incorporate writing into my math curriculum?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Chisanbop 2000-04-19
From Steven D. Edmonds:
I once heard about a manual counting method which when learned at an early age allowed one to be able to perform large calculations manually. I believe that name of the method (phonetically) was "chisenbok".
Answered by Harley Weston.
Math in various careers 2000-04-18
From Jennifer Jones:
I am a Fifth grade student researching how math is used in various careers. What kind of math is used in your career? How do you use math?
Answered by Harley Weston.
The positive effects of mathematics on human's thought 2000-03-02
From Yucel Tucker :
I am a student of secondary school. I have to prepare a homework about " the positive effects of mathematics on human's thought". If you help me I'll be pleased. thank you...
Answered by Walter Whiteley.
Cognitive development as related to learning mathematics 1999-08-04
From Chris Ahlman:
I am doing an independent study for my Math theory course at Evergreen State College, WA. I am looking into teaching Math to elementary students "as a language". I need information on cognitive development to tie to this idea of language development. I only know of Piaget. There must be others who are more recent. Can you help?
Answered by Walter Whiteley.
Computer use in mathematics classrooms. 1999-06-23
From Rosemary Greer:
Can you give me any information, either articles or the names of books, concerning the use of computers in the math classroom?
Answered by Lillian Perivolaris.
Resources for real-world math activities 1999-03-26
From Kate O'Brien:
Where is there a collection of math acitivities or projects to use in high school Algebra I, Algebra II, or Trigonometry that tie concepts to real-world careers?
Answered by Jack LeSage.
Primary Mathematics 1999-02-08
From Syairul:
Mr Wu earned $2365 in January. He earned $375 more in February than in January. If he spend $4250 in the two months and saved the rest, how much did he save?
Answered by Jack LeSage.
Clock Arithmetic. 1998-03-09
From Joann Dixon:
What is clock mathematics?
Answered by Patrick Maidorn.



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