What began as a competition to appease a member of royalty's birthday wishes, continued on to not only introduce an entirely new area of mathematical studies but also to leave one particular question to remain without a complete and substantiated...
Mathematical ability -- Sex differences; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
The purpose of this study was to examine how mathematical discourse affects the achievement level of girls across third, fourth, and fifth grades. The Experimental Group sample of 26 students (13 boys, 13 girls) all participated in the Project M³...
The goal of this thesis is to trace the development in mathematical theory that led to the proof of the insolvability of the quintic. That is, there does not exist a general formula in radicals for equations of the form [not reproducible-see full...
Surface Fitting is useful to researchers in fields from engineering to medicine. The expertise of mathematicians is needed to help with the analysis of data to help the experts in those fields draw appropriate conclusions. The research that this...
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; Mathematics -- Study and teaching
For years mathematics education has been at the center of discussion and action aimed at reforming curricula, teaching, and assessment in American schools and universities. Prodded by a series of critical national advisory reports and by...
“Was mathematics invented or discovered?” This is an age old question that has yet to be definitively answered. Some people believe that the human mind is the creator of mathematics, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. [N, p....