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 stuck with humans all through the ages. Agriculture had our backs in the past and will continue having our backs far into the future. It’s the one thing that human beings can fully rely on. The tools that the first humans to ever walk this earth used has advanced surley and has helped farming become easier. Without the first idea of tools, farming and hunting both would be pretty…
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…
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…
Teaching math can be a daunting task, especially in the lower grades. Teaching mathematical concepts through lecture and paper and pencil work isn’t enough to achieve deep understanding, math reasoning or problem solving skills. Math manipulatives are “hands on” or virtual materials designed to engage students in active investigation to gain higher levels of understanding. Manipulatives not only allow students to explore concepts, but also allow teachers to see what students are thinking. “The…
In fourth grade various new math ideas are presented and many students can face difficulties when new material is introduced. Difficulties are especially displayed when it comes to discovering decimals. Although decimals are introduced in fourth grade they are continuously presented in math thereafter. One common misconception held about decimals is the idea that the more digits that are presented in a number, the greater the value of the number. An example of this is students believing that 3…
Part B Diagnostic Assessment During the diagnostic assessment which focused on grade three student, Boris’s comprehension of number placement and value, Boris did well in most areas, with minimal exceptions. Boris took a great deal of time, when requested to partition the double digit the number. Though they progressed to partitioning the larger numbers in a standard and acceptable non-standard manner, they answered the two digit partitioning question with various multiplication equations.…
Persuasion is a constant and rather successful method of getting people to do certain things. We are constantly being influenced and also influencing other people around us. There are several principles that help explain why humans sometimes irrationally do certain things that they wouldn’t normally do. Three of this several principles include the paradox of choice (which proves that when giving a lot of choice for any particular item, satisfaction decreases and sales decreases), scarcity (which…
Data Type Description and example use **You must provide an example of what each data type could be used for** String A data type used in programmings such as an integer and floating point unit, but is used to represent text rather than numbers. • I bought 3 CD’s which were from 3 different artists. It shows that I bought it from 3 different people. • If (Option 1==Option 2) If the values are the same, then it is true. If they are different, then it is false. • Usernames are an example of…
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…
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…