Papers On Mathematics
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Aristotle / Contributions To Mathematics Analyzed
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This 5 page research paper discusses Aristotle's contributions to the field of mathematics. Specifically discussed are Aristotle's views on mathematics, in terms of the advancement of science, and his logical approach to mathematical study through syllogisms. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: Arimath.doc
Cryptography & The Issue Of Internet Security
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A 5 page overview of the importance of Internet users being able to depend on the safety and security of the information they both transmit and receive. Discusses cryptography as a workable solution to the problem of Internet security and contrasts it to the less effective TCP/IP. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: Crysc.wps
Cryptology, Cryptography and Electronic Security
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A 10 page research paper describing cryptology. Simply put, cryptology is a part of the larger classification of number theory, and provides the mathematical foundation upon which the science of cryptography is built. Cryptography is highlevel encryption science used primarily to ensure privacy in our increasingly electronic age. Electronic messages, personal data, governmental security issues and secret industrial work are all appropriate candidates for encrypting, and all routinely are in some form or another when based in electronic media. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: Crypto.wps
History Of The Abacus / From West To East & Beyond
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A 15 page paper that provides an overview of the history and development of the abacus. The report essentially compares the Chinese, Roman, Greek, Russian and Indian counting methods utilizing similar instruments. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: Abacus.doc
Math Education / Alternative Assessment
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A 7 page paper that discusses the concept of alternative assessment of mathematics. The concept of alternative assessment is the result of concern about what traditional paper and pencil tests really assess. Several alternative assessment techniques are explained, including examples from teachers about what types of assessments they are using in their elementary or secondary classrooms. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: PGaltasses.wps
“A History of Mathematics: From Mesopotamia to Modernity”
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A 3 page overview of the book by Richard Hodgkin. This paper emphasizes Hodgkin’s message that mathematics have been a critical element in much of world development. No additional sources are listed.
Filename: PPmathHist.rtf
“Statistical Question Using Spearman’s Coefficient of Rank Correlation”
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A four page paper which looks at methods of statistical analysis in terms of parametric and nonparametric tests and demonstrates analysis of a statistical question using Spearman’s Coefficient of Rank Correlation.
Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: JLspearmans.wps
“Summary and Commentary on Article on the Constructivist Model of Maths Teaching”
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A six page paper which summarises Constructivistic Math Instruction for Diverse Learners, by Mercer, Jordan and Miller (1996) and gives a commentary on the educational strategies described in the article.
Bibliography lists 1 source.
Filename: JLmathsconstruct.wps
“The Story of Mathematics”
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A 3 page review of the book by Richard Mankiewicz. This paper outlines the author’s journey through this fascinating discipline from ancient times to the present. No additional sources are listed.
Filename: PPmathStory.rtf
A REVIEW OF MATHEMATICS TEXT
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This 4page paper provides a review of two mathematics text books: Basic Concepts of Mathematics" by Zakon and "Introduction to Number Theory and Algebra" by Shoup. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
Filename: MTmathre.rtf
Abel's Proof
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A 3 page overview of the book Abel's Proof: An Essay on the Sources and Meaning of Mathematical Unsolvability by Pesic. Bibliography lists 1 source.
Filename: PGabel.rtf