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    observation, prediction, and experimentation. Another advance was Nicole Oresme proposed a compelling theory about a heliocentric, rather than geocentric, universe, two centuries before Copernicus, and he proposed that light and color were related, long before Hooke. Another advance was the Fibonacci sequence. When the numbers in the sequence add up they made a spiral or conch shell spiral. Another advance was in numbers. During the medieval ages, the people changed their number system from Roman numerals to Arabic numerals. For the people, it was hard to understand the change from Roman numerals to Arabic numerals. The Arabic number system originated from India and consisted of numbers from zero to nine. They were introduced to Europe during the 10th century by Arabs of North Africa. Leornado Fibonacci was the first European to use Arabic numerals. He spent his youth studying the Arabic numeral system, and realized how simple and efficient Arabic numerals rather than Roman numerals are used in Europe. There were also many advancements in architecture during the Medieval Ages. The main kind of architecture was gothic architecture. Gothic architecture consisted of gargoyles, the people believed that gargoyles protected you from evil spirits. Gargoyles have a practical purpose: They’re spouts, enabling rain water to drain off the roof and gush through their mouths before plummeting to the ground. Another purpose of the gargoyle was to scare people into going inside of the…

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    60 was used for basic math and 360 was used for circles The Sumerians also gave us the decimal system. The Hindu’s gave us the Arabic Numeral System which gave mankind counting numbers. With the extension of numbers, math took off. The Hebrew’s gave us another numeral system but this one went into the hundreds. The Babylonians gave us the digit 0 and then we had a a completed number system for that time. Agriculture was a ginormous element when civilization was first coming together and it has…

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    North Africa and was educated by Moors who were African Muslims of Berber and Arab descent. He met with numerous merchants and learned their systems of computing arithmetic, and soon realized the various advantages of the Hindu-Arabic system over all the other systems. Fibonacci was one of the first people to introduce the Hindu-Arabic number system into Europe. It was the positional system that we currently use today based on ten digits with its decimal point and most importantly a symbol for…

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    Find an audio link of the Qu’ran being recited. Listen to it, and describe your impression of it as you listen. http://www.quranexplorer.com/quran/ • The recitation of Quran in Arabic sounds melodious and gave me tingles that ran up and down my spine. The speakers soothing Arabic voice and normal pronunciation tempo makes it sound as if he is reciting a poem or singing a song. 4, List five facts about the text of the Qur’an…

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    "Arabic became the almost universal language of arts, sciences and letters between 750 and 1250," explains Arthur Goldschmidt, Jr., in his book "A Concise History of the Middle East." A long list of Arabic words entered Western languages at this time, and were part of both scientific and philosophical lexicons, and the language of trade and commerce. They include: al-kuhl (alcohol), al-miral (admiral), sukkar (sugar) and qahwah (coffee). Arabic's prominent use in Muslim Spain caused…

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    Development of place value Place value and the ten-base system are important foundations of later mathematical concepts. The development of these concepts takes years and is built upon pre-number and early number development. Therefore, the development of place value and understanding of the ten-base system needs to be understood in relation to early concepts. Classifying and patterning are elements of pre-number development that need to be developed as part of numeracy. Classifying helps…

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    Henrik Ibsen’s play, “A Doll’s House” depicted the life of Nora and the events that unfold around her. This play was far ahead of its period, breaking new waters that have never been seen before. Although the play was controversial for its time, in this era it is seen as a revolutionary piece, not only for playwriting, but for the rights of women and the right for individual freedom. The events that unravel throughout the play lead to the conclusion that Nora’s decision portrayed in “A Doll’s…

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    This summer I built the classic puzzle game Bejeweled, and abstract strategy games English Draughts and Chess. I did this because I am a big fan of all three of these games, and I wanted to challenge myself by implementing the game logic. Also during the summer I started learning android. The app that I built that I am most proud of is a calculator that works in sixty different numeral systems from base 2 to base 62. I started the project making a calculator that uses hexadecimal instead of…

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    Gerber, “The first comes with an obtrusive gesture in the poem’s second line; it’s seemingly gratuitous reference to the ladder’s pointing “toward heaven still”. Without straining the issue, the word heaven elicits subconscious responses involving death and immortality.” (Charters 1160). Frost also looks back on his life wondering if he made the right choices. “…Beside it, and there might be two or three/ apples I didn’t pick upon some bough…” (Charters 1011) is a representation of that…

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    Fractions Fractions are difficult to learn and to teach, however they form an important part of primary education mathematics. Fractions both underpin the development of proportional reasoning, including the understanding of algebra and probability. Much of the confusion of teaching and learning fractions appear to be from the many different coding conventions (6/5, 1 1/4, 1.25, 125%), different representations (models) and interpretations (constructs) (Clarke, Roche & Mitchell, 2008). The…

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