called “Fifth Planet and Other Plays”, and his 1997 Skyscraper, which capture the eyes of the Manhattan Theater Club. His next play, the Pulitzer and Tony Award-Winning, “Proof” went on Broadway in 2001 and on screen in 2005. Auburn has received the Dramatists Guild’s Hull-Warriner Award, the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and many others for his plays and screenwriting (Gussow 1-3). Once someone has been betrayed or hurt, one of the most difficult feats can be trusting. In David Auburn’s award winning play, “Proof”, Catherine and her family are struggling with an unsure future. The play follows Catherine, a 25 year old woman in Chicago, through her struggle with her late father’s decline in mental health. Her father’s world-renowned mathematical mind Story 2 may have been passed down to Catherine, but, as her sister worries, so could his mental illness. When Catherine meets a former student of her father’s, Hal, and trusts him with her mathematics proof on prime numbers, she is devastated when he and her sister doubt she had the capability to write it, stating “Your dad might have written it and explained it to you later”(Auburn 1218). Throughout “Proof”, David Auburn reveals Catherine’s difficulties of trusting her family, Hal, and herself. Her father’s mental health has made Catherine hesitant to believe anything that he says or does. What is most likely a progressed case of Paranoid Schizophrenia with random bouts of clarity in between manic episodes has made…
In this paper, the author has explained how mathematics can be taught to software engineering students. It is important for software engineering student to know mathematical foundation and techniques to solve problems. Mainly the foundation contained logic and discrete mathematics and techniques that author explained are specification and reasoning. The specification is a process in which informally given concepts are transformed into mathematical model and theory. The reasoning is the process…
with the Logo turtle on screen in sixth grade was my first exposure to computer science. I was immediately fascinated by the idea of approximating a smooth circle with a regular polygon of, say, 360 sides. Staring at the “circle” on screen, I could not quite digest the fact that it was something produced in a fundamentally different way compared to the one I could draw with a pair of compasses, though neither of which was ever close to being the perfect, mathematical circle that probably does…
problems. Visualisation through computer graphic can also directly show the way to a rigorous proof. In addition, dynamic geometry software helps students to focus their attention on the key aspects of the geometric relationship to be able to interpret relationships and to offer tentative explanations and proofs. Moreover, the use technology helps to generate cognitive conflicts, which motivates students to use deductive reasoning to prove the problems and to feel the necessity of proof (Lee &…
One of the main criteria I would use to evaluate the suitability of a specific simulation is whether or not the simulation involves higher order thinking. One of the traits that “differentiates gifted students from their age peers is their exceptional capacity to perceive information and use it productively” (Parks, 2009, p. 261). As a teacher, we are “challenged to select or design instruction to teach reasoning processes that are abstract, sometimes requiring a technical understanding of…
As of 2014, 38 percent of suicide cases were related or caused by social media. Scientist further investigated this correlation and found out that 50 billion of contents are shared monthly using social media. Many of us question this outrageous catastrophe, but to truly understand the immense power behind social media, details must be acquired. Identifying the details of social media, social media is a relatively new phenomenon that has lingered this world for the past decade. With the fusing of…
outcomes are benefits or changes resulting from activities and output. When it is closely related to the output, it is called short-term outcome. The further application of the short-term outcome is described as an intermediate outcome. The long-term outcome describes the overall impact of the program. Furthermore, Logic models do not only provide links between the situation (problem) and the process levels,…
Safwan Waheed Advanced Academic Writing “Recently, 2.4 children are born each second!” (Cite) Well, we have limited resources on our planet, so how can we articulate the anticipated problem of overpopulation? People, no matter of their number, need sustenance such as food, accommodation, and education .But interestingly underdeveloped countries have a large increasing rate in their population than developed countries while underdevelopedcountries have no mastery of their natural resources. In…
Mathematical models are used to organize large amounts of data to evaluate and consider for any decision. The first sentence of our book states this direction. "The underlying theme of management science, also called operations research is finding the best method for solving some problems…" (1) Operations Research enables planners to make choices in areas that is useful in the management of organizations. Operations Research combines a number of mathematical systems using, statistics,…
The Philadelphia 76ers trend is upward sloped, and attendance increased as the Sixers win percentage went up. From 1994 to 2013 for the most part there wasn’t much divergence from the line of best fit expect for in the years 2001 and 2003. In the year 2001 the divergence is extreme; based on the line of best fit, one would expect approximately 80 % attendance for a 52% win rate, however this was not the case. In 2001 the attendance was at the Sixers highest between the years of 1994-2013 at…