The writing draws on the past then delves deeper so that one can better understand the true implications of mathematics. Although it is common knowledge that a fair majority of civilizations have had some form of mathematics, it is a common misconception that majority of these were similar to western mathematics. Western mathematics is seen as rational and objective, while other cultures sometimes had strong religious values associated with mathematics. After providing historical evidence, Bishop continues his argument by declaring that the scientific community must change this view and encourage mathematics
Mathematics is the gate and key of the Science. It is used throughout the world as an important tool in many fields including natural science, engineering, medicine, and the social sciences. Mathematics is closely connected with everyday life and necessary to successful demeanour of affairs. Clarity of thought and following assumptions to reasonable conclusions is central to the mathematical enterprise. Children’s poor performance with mathematical word problems is a trend that teachers face very early in their teaching career and one that an interest has been taken in by many who are involved in Mathematics education.
Mathematics is certainly a mysterious subject which is a tool that can be used to solve the mysteries of nature and humanities as well. Inquiry into the subject sure reveals great insight. Spreading in all direction at present, the mysteries of nature is beginning to unfold before the eyes of men and is continuing, as there is no limit to learning and inquiry of men. Mathematical thought never developed in a century or by few people at one time but continually builds from the works of different people at different periods. This gives a brief view on the waning of Greek mathematics, and how it has influenced and contributed to the development of different people and empires leading toward the modern time.
Ethnomathematics The prevailing notion about mathematics is that it is a universal objective of human knowledge, independent of human consciousness, and culture free (D’ Ambrosio, 1994; Arismendi-Pardi, 1999). Shirley (2001) and Arismendi-Pardi (1999) further argued that mathematics instruction was entirely based upon a Western mathematical model of content, structure, and algorithms and despite revisions and reforms of the mathematics program, it still remained largely centered upon western patterns. However, in recent years, there has been a growing field of research in the history and philosophy of mathematics that calls for the humanization and indigenization of mathematical knowledge, that is, the field of ethnomathematics. The term “ethnomathematics”
It further seeks to explain the unemployment impacts in relation to increased government spending. Consequently, through mathematics applications, it gives guidelines that firm and other government agencies are required to follow while allocating resources (Rosser, 2013). As such, mathematics is vital to any serious application of economics to these key areas. This section seeks to look at the practical applications of differentiation in
1.0 INTRODUCTION Mathematics is a study which, when we start from its most familiar portions, may be pursued in either of two opposite directions. The more familiar direction is constructive, towards gradually increasing complexity: from integers to fractions, real numbers, and complex numbers; from addition and multiplication to differentiation and integration, and on to higher mathematics. The other direction, which is less familiar, proceeds, by analyzing, to greater and greater abstractness and logical simplicity; instead of asking what can be defined and deduced from what is assumed to begin with, we ask instead what more general ideas and principles can be found, in terms of which what was our starting-point can be defined or deduced.
It can refer to the impact of social factors -- such as sources of funding, possible applications or prevalent beliefs in society -- on the content and form of mathematical knowledge, such as on the choice of areas to study, the formulation of methods of proof and the choice of axioms. Alternatively, it can refer to the role mathematics plays in applications, from actuarial work to industrial engineering. Finally, it can refer to the social organisation of the production of mathematics: the training of mathematicians, patterns of communication and authority in mathematical work, professionalisation, specialisation and power
Provide a critical assessment of the prospect and challenges of mathematics on mathematics related discipline (Mathematics Economics) among students Table of content: Introduction. Student perceptive of the discipline Challenges of mathematics /Mathematics related discipline (Mathematics Economics). Ways to overcome challenges of mathematics /Mathematic related discipline (Mathematics Economics) Introduction. Economics is the queen of social science and Mathematics Economics is the soul as it explains how people interaction in relations to the realities in the society ranging from human behaviour , price , income and to the micro and macro section of an economy Most often than none economic and mathematics economics are considered
At the most basic level, mathematical models have been used across several disciplines to describe phenomena, predict outcomes in addition to several other important types of applications. Without questioning the importance of mathematical models generally, in the context of economics and by extension neoclassical economics where mathematical models would be built based on the theory of consumer-supplier rationality, there is a very important question about how relevant mathematical models are to the discipline. In Levinovitz’s essay, “The New Astrology”, the author underlines the troubling dependence of the Economics discipline on Mathematics to justify itself as a true science, despite proof of the impotence in its predictive power. Of note is a quote from the
Therefore, from the forgoing discussions, there is need for greater inclusion of qualitative and mixed methods in the social and behavioural sciences moving forward. The comparison and contrast between quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods will undoubtedly be more pronounced as researchers challenge new frontiers such as the social and digital medias. The International Journal of Social Research Methodology (April 2006) attested to the growing interest with respect to design methodologies in the social sciences. As a result, several factors can be accredited to this