Many of us wondered about the advantages of Mathematics during our childhood days. Many of us were not able to comprehend the benefits of mathematics beyond the daily usage of calculating simple numbers. Let us see in detail what are some of the benefits of learning mathematics and marveling at this arduous subject at early age.The importance of mathematics is two-fold, it is important in the advancement of science and two, it is important in our understanding of the workings of the universe. And in here and now it is important to individuals for personal development, both mentally and in the workplace.Mathematics equips pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem-solving skills, and the ability to think in abstract ways. Mathematics is important in everyday life, many forms of employment, science and technology, medicine, the economy, the environment and development, and in public decision-making.One … [Read more...] about Advantages of Mathematics

# Mathematics

## Tips And Tricks For Becoming A Mathematics Genius

There are a lot of reasons why people fail in mathematics. Some really hate it from the core of their heart, some start shivering, some get nightmares due to it. Some even become dither when they come across a typical mathematical problem.But there are a lot of people who just love mathematics and love to play with the sums. They use mathematics wisely in their day to day life.So what does it take to become a mathematical genius? Well, the answer is, you need to follow a few guidelines to become comfortable with mathematics.You are a student and trying to score in your school and mathematics gives you nightmares. All you need to know is, the basic mathematics is all about practice.Basic mathematics is focused on one thing, that a student should learn the basics of mathematics. So this type of mathematics is based on formulas. There is only one way to get mastery over this type of mathematics, that is, focus more on concepts, practice the sums and try a few other variations of the … [Read more...] about Tips And Tricks For Becoming A Mathematics Genius

## Improve Your Child’s Mathematical Skills with Easy Math Tools

Math is a very important subject for everyone to master. Mathematics is used in every area of life - in the home, on the job, and even in recreation.The problem is that some people just don't understand the concepts. This can be caused by different factors. Sometimes a child in school does not grasp the basic functions because of attention or classroom problems. This causes them to experience problems as each year new and more advanced tasks are added to their work.Another thing that causes problems in math is that some people just aren't as good at it as others. But for your child's sake, you should take every measure you can find to improve their math skills. It will help them in the future to be able to function on the job and in the home.Make Math EnjoyableMath is learned through repetition, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun doing it. You can help your child become better at math by spending a few minutes a day working with them. Spending time with your child can strengthen … [Read more...] about Improve Your Child’s Mathematical Skills with Easy Math Tools

## Is Mathematics For The Left Brain?

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is a drawing-instruction book, first published in 1979. In her book, Betty Edwards, Professor of Arts at California State University, builds on the then novel theory that the two halves of the brain function differently. The left hemisphere is responsible for verbal, abstract, symbolic activities. The right hemisphere serves for synthetic, holistic, intuitive perception and information processing. Under normal circumstances, the left hemisphere is the more active of the two. The book offers a series of exercises designed to subdue the rational, left side of the brain while firing up its right, imaginative part. The book carries the subtitle of A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence. In the preface to the second edition (1989), the author describes how surprised she was to discover that, in the 10 year period following publication of the book,... individuals and groups working in fields not remotely connected with drawing have … [Read more...] about Is Mathematics For The Left Brain?

## Mathematics and Critical Thinking, Part I

Once upon a time, at the first meeting of what was supposed to be a high school geometry course, the teacher surprised the students with the announcement:There is no great hurry about beginning our regular work in geometry and since the problem of awards is one which is soon to be considered by the entire school body I suggest we give some preliminary consideration to the proposition that 'awards should be granted for outstanding achievement in the school.'In the ensuing discussion, students talked of the value of the award system, whether a teacher's salary was an award, how "school" was defined, and so on. They were offered an exercise, Accepting the definition of "school" as "Any experience from which one learns" indicate your agreement or disagreement with the proposition: "Abraham Lincoln spent very little time in school."An unorthodox beginning for a geometry course, isn't it? What followed was no less unusual. During the school year, only about half of the time was allotted to … [Read more...] about Mathematics and Critical Thinking, Part I

## Mathematics and Critical Thinking, Part II

In the previous article I began telling the story of an unusual high school geometry course run at the Ohio State University in 1930s. The course has been designed and taught by Prof. Harold F. Fawcett who later published an account in The Nature of Proof (NCTM, 13th Yearbook, Reprint 1995). To quote from the book,There has probably never been a time in the history of American education when the development of critical and reflective thought was not recognized as desirable outcome of the secondary school.In Fawcett's view, geometry was the most suitable course in the secondary school to teach critical and reflective thinking. He provides a respectable selection of quotes to support his view and to explain the source of his dissatisfaction with the traditional courses. Traditionally,... the major emphasis is placed on a body of theorems to be learned rather than on the method by which these theorems are established.As the result,... there is little evidence to show that pupils who have … [Read more...] about Mathematics and Critical Thinking, Part II