contributions made by Islamic mathematician Muhammad Al-Khwarizmi to the difference subjects of algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Ideas discovered by Al-Khwarizmi are discussed as well as other concepts that serve as proof of his understanding of various complex ideas we use nowadays. These concepts include simplifying equations, completing the square and trigonometric tables. Key-Words: - Islam, Mathematics, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry 1 Introduction Throughout time, cultures and societies have created and discovered amazing concepts that have been passed down and are now considered…
Under a survey I conducted, I found out that about 74% of students actually like math. “It was fine before they implemented the Common Core. I think they should 've kept math they way they did before they implemented the new way of learning. And that 's why I hate math and dread going to math class” says Patrick Murzinski, an honors math student. Joey Rorro, a former honors geometry student states, “I hate geometry. Its useless information unless you are pursuing a career in architecture. Trying…
Johnny Martinez Period 7th Pythagorean Theorem The Pythagorean Theorem also known as Pythagoras’s theorem is a relation in Euclidean geometry that are the tree sides of a right triangle. It’s the sum of the areas of the two squares on the legs equals the area of the square on the hypotenuse. The equation use for it is A squared plus B squared equals C squared.The Theorem relates the lengths of the three sides of any…
A’s my eighth grade year, was corrupted by going into my freshman year, Geometry class. Our eighth grade year was still young. This was the good times when our grades didn’t count and I personally, didn’t care if my grades did count or not. My favorite time of the day was Algebra one. Now, I know that many of my classmates hated…
in the eastern Agean. He was the son of Mnesarchus and his mother's name was Pythais as early writers say. His father was a gem-engraver or a merchant. As to the date of his birth Asistoxenus stated that Pythagoras left Samos in the reign of Polycrates at the age of forty. Great Philosophers/Scholars does not agree that Pythagorean Theorem was proved by himself. In twentieth century Bartel Leendar van der Waerden conjected that Pythagorean triple were discovered algebraically by the…
I visited the Modesto Junior College Art Gallery, it is located on the East Campus in Modesto. The title of the artwork presented that day was “Geometries in Cold Welded Steel.” This artwork was presented by the artist Tom Duchscher. Duchscher has been teaching design, sculpture, and ceramics at MJC for the past 40 years. His work has been exhibited throughout northern California and pacific northwest. For the past four decades Duchscher has dealt with the exploration of geometric forms and has…
I continued on in high school with geometry, a second year of algebra, precalculus, trigonometry, and calculus. Thus far, my math courses in college have also been easy for me. My least favorite teacher was my calculus teacher, and it was not solely because of the tough subject matter. He was an engineer who took up teaching after retirement. He very simply could not teach well. He would stand in front of the board and talk through the problem at a pace that was almost impossible to follow. I…
repetition pattern of ABAB, enclosed to expose. The relationship of repetitive to unique spaces reinforces the geometry, symmetry and balance of the building. Figure 1 shows how the axial line acts as a datum, it organizes the spaces and vertical planes. There is transformation in elevation, looking to Figure 6 the rectangular shape is pulled down to link the hierarchy of plan. Figure 7 shows the hierarchy of plan and elevation showing the terrace filled with views The plan is well…
My chosen area of mathematics is angles in polygons, due to the visual nature of geometry enabling the students to be engaged and stimulated (Chambers & Timlin, 2013). Not only this, but since geometry is present in our everyday lives, students have a basic grasp of shapes, however, they have not developed a critical understanding of what properties define that shape (Bell et al., 1983). This basic foundation knowledge can also cause difficulty when it comes to teaching and learning as the…
Euclid’s work, Elements, is based around the early mathematical understanding of what is present day geometry. The work begins with definitions. The Oxford English dictionary labels the process and point of definitions to be, stating or describing the nature of scope of meaning of a specific term. (‘Define’) Euclid’s first definition is, “a point is that which has no part”(22). In modern science, numerous theories have been developed and many studies have been conducted that would prove Euclid’s…