mathematicians, I’m going to focus on Jiu Zhang Suan Shu [Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art] composed by Chinese scholars around 2nd century BC-10th century AD. I will use the binomial expansions derived from Pascal’s triangle as an example and then illustrate the coefficients expansion in general. After that, I will introduce Jade Mirror of the Four Unknowns written by Zhu Shijie around 14th century AD. My focus will be his idea of using the “four unknowns” to convert a problem into a mathematical system of polynomial equations. Later on, I will also…
It may also be the way the education system in America teaches mathematics which hinders students from properly knowing how to put a problem like that into story form. There is obviously something wrong with our system and…
The needs of math arose based on the wants of society. The more complex a society, the more the mathematical needs. Primitive tribes needed little more than the ability to count, but also relied on math to calculate the position of the sum and the physics of hunting. Generally, it has led to curiosity of why do Asians do better in the math subject prospectively but not all countries do. In research, Asian system of education places strong emphasis on mathematical structures from early education…
issue is fulfilled with complication and diversity, because it reflects how new generation impacts the future of a country. For a long time, the education model in China has never been changed, which is called gender-neutral education. On the historical background, the Chinese government propaganda that men and women are same which in other words no gender difference exist between men and women. The purpose is to change stubborn people minds that men enjoy higher status than women, which…
Mathematicians have been around for centuries. They have contributed great amounts of knowledge to the world. A mathematician is a person who excels or is an expert in mathematics. One specific mathematician that brought great ideas into the world was Gottfried Leibniz. He contributed a lot to mathematics, science, physics, philosophy and even his local government. Mathematicians are very important because without them we would not have many important theories that explain why certain things…
Abstract: This paper reveals the birth of mathematics. Representing quantities in some way is considered the first invention of mathematics. We use mathematics every day in one way or another. Sometimes we even use mathematics unconsciously, as in the case of filing a cup of water for cooking. The measure cup is readily available to us and all we have to do is fill it out, but who started this type of measurement? How old is mathematics? Specifically, how old is counting? When was representing…
“Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality.” By Richard Courant. Mathematics is not just a mere subject which only consists of numbers but a universal language. Mathematics can be defined as “the study of relationships among quantities, magnitudes and properties, and the logical operations by which…
It appears to be widely accepted that there is a gender gap in mathematics. At a recent gathering, friends were discussing how to determine the amount of gas remaining in the tank prior to barbecuing the burgers. The refrain was “I’ve never been good at math,” and then, “I’ll ask my boyfriend.” Even among enlightened young women, it seems socially acceptable to believe that men are inherently better at math than women. Thirty-eight years ago, psychologists at Johns Hopkins University suggested…
Is Algebra Necessary? By The New York Times Algebra is necessary because it is the branch of mathematics that studies l combining elements of abstract structures according to certain rules . Originally these elements would put be interpreted as numbers or quantities, so that the algebra somewhat originally was a generalization . The adjective " algebraic " usually denotes a relationship with algebra , such as in algebraic structure . For historical reasons, it may also indicate a relationship…
through encounters with China and the West, the Japanese explored mathematical topics that were relevant to their time, which led to Japan’s shift from wasan (和算, Japanese Mathematics) to yôsan (洋算, Western Mathematics) in the Meiji era, and ultimately various technological advancements. As seen in Japan’s first encounters with the west, Sakoku (鎖国, the national seclusion policy) was the direct result of distrust of the Christian missionaries, which led to limited trade of ideas. In the Edo…