Mathematics Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Mathematics.

  • 4 Student Essays
  • 12 Encyclopedia Articles
  • ...and more

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The Mathematics Study Pack contains:

Encyclopedia Articles (12)

916 words, approx. 4 pages
Mathematics The invention and ideas of many mathematicians and scientists led to the development of the computer, which today is used for mathematical teaching purposes in the kindergarten to college ... Read more
982 words, approx. 4 pages
Mathematics, Definition Of Over the centuries, people have thought of mathematics, and have defined it, in many different ways. Mathematics is constantly developing, and yet the mathematics of 2,000 y... Read more
652 words, approx. 3 pages
Negative Discoveries While solving problems and constructing proofs, mathematicians use many different approaches. A common technique for proving a statement is by contradiction. In this approach, it ... Read more
1,383 words, approx. 5 pages
Overview: Mathematics 2000 B.c. to A.d. 699 The basic notions of number and magnitude can be seen in markings on cave walls and primitive tools. However, it took many thousands of years for the first ... Read more
1,398 words, approx. 5 pages
Overview: Mathematics 700-1449 During the classical period of mathematics in the ancient world, many fundamental branches of mathematics originated and were developed to a remarkable degree. However, ... Read more
1,408 words, approx. 5 pages
Overview: Mathematics 1450-1699 Background In the years after 1450 European mathematics flourished, yet during the previous 850 years almost all mathematical developments occurred in other parts of th... Read more
1,320 words, approx. 5 pages
Overview: Mathematics 1700-1799 Following on the resounding successes of the preceding century, eighteenth-century mathematics not only continued to break important new ground, but also paused to cons... Read more
1,199 words, approx. 4 pages
Overview: Mathematics 1800-1899 As the eighteenth century drew to a close, mathematics was in a state of rapid change. New areas of mathematics remained wide open to research, while older, established... Read more
1,384 words, approx. 5 pages
Overview: Mathematics 1900-1949 Abstraction and generalization have often been useful elements of the mathematician's toolkit. They gained in prominence in the nineteenth century and became per... Read more
1,619 words, approx. 6 pages
Overview: Mathematics 1950-Present Background: Mathematics Becomes the Language of Scientific, Philosophical, and Cultural Revolution During the nineteenth century advances in mathematics pointed towa... Read more
5,002 words, approx. 17 pages
Should Mathematics Be Pursued for Its Own Sake, Not for Its Social Utility? Viewpoint: Yes, mathematics should be pursued for its own sake, as doing so will eventually present practical benefits to so... Read more
1,702 words, approx. 6 pages
Mathematics/Mathematical Ability Study of numbers and their operations. Skill with mathematics is as important as literacy for daily living. Mathematics are used daily—to keep score in sports, ... Read more