# Mathematics in medieval Islam

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For this curriculum study, I chose third grade mathematics as my unit of study. As far as my objectives go, I would want my students to walk away from this particular section of fractions with the understanding of what a fraction is, the difference between the components of a fraction such as the numerator and denominator, knowing how to identify how many parts of a whole are shaded in, and knowing how to simplify a fraction. As far as my instructional method, I created an original prezi, which is similar to a powerpoint but differs due to being more interactive, and I am going to use that when I teach the lesson. The prezi starts off with a quote that relates to fractions with an explanation below it. I will use that to start off the lesson…

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truly accepted and appreciated. Lobachevsky was a rector and a professor of mathematics at Kazan University for nineteen years, devised a method for finding roots of a polynomial and published a plethora of material on algebra, numerical analysis, astronomy and probability. His most important discovery was the idea of non-Euclidian geometry, the thought of which was met with scorn and derision during his lifetime, but one that would go on to be a cornerstone for our modern understanding of…

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In history there are many men and women who have changed the face of mathematics and made it what it is today. Men such as Simon Stevin, created and worked to fix concepts that were already founded by many other mathematicians. Although he did some amazing things for mathematics he was also known for his work in science, and engineering. He did things such as inventing a carriage, standardizing decimal fractions and their uses, as well as refuting the doctrine created by Aristotle that…

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Abstract: - Mathematics is a fascinating subject filled with concepts and ideas that have been formed and developed throughout time. This paper focuses on the 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,…

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Sometimes, the things we know, we can take for granite. We can learn through teachers reiterating the same advice over and over again, until we can move on to something new. A particular situation can reinforce new lessons that one might have not learned before. We keep forming new lessons, capturing the knowledge to use in years to come. A time that I was so careless in school, getting by with straight A’s my eighth grade year, was corrupted by going into my freshman year, Geometry class. …

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Note: As you begin to insert your responses to the prompts found in this document, please be sure to save it frequently, (and note the location of the file) so as to not lose any of your work. Once completed, you will submit this document to WGU for grading. Instruct What student misconceptions have you encountered related to fraction, decimal, and percentage concepts? How do you help students understand the notion of equivalence among fractions or prepare them for this understanding? One…

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Students learn fractions much earlier than the average person expects. In today’s American education system, children are officially introduced to fractions in first grade. Children use fractions frequently in everyday life and in academics too. A website called, “Math Warehouse Lesson Plans,” provides a lesson plan about teaching fractions to first graders. This lesson plan can easily relate to an article written by the National Counsel of Teachers called, “Common Core brief: The fraction…

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In preparation for fractions number talk what I observed was very beneficial for students at the carpet it allowed students to discuss and share with one another. I liked the fact that after a student share students had to give a particular cue saying if they agreed with peer. I thought that was awesome. I also like how she went over what to expect during learning at table and how students will share. So some type of feedback was to be expected even if student did not still quite understand. As…

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I. Introduction Incident Reporting Systems (IRS) are currently one of most prevalent safety improvement strategies in healthcare. However, IRS have proven to be inherently problematic as clinicians and health scientists struggle with issues affecting IRS’ perceived and actual utility. Problems arise due to the fact “sentinel/ seminal/never events/adverse events” (all terms to describe events that should not happen in healthcare) are usually uncommon and difficult to detect. IRS are prone to…

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The most prominent motif in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is the motif of light and dark. In this famous tragedy, beauty is often associated with light. Before Romeo meets Juliet his world is described as dark, gloomy and depressed, after he meets her, however, it is evident that Juliet brings him light. Essentially, Juliet is the healer of Romeo’s depression. The motif of light and dark in the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is shown to change over the course of five acts. The beginning of…

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