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Squire, Barry – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2005

This document shows a different way of adding lists of numbers to find a way of getting general formulae for figurate numbers and use Gauss?s method to check it.

Descriptors: Mathematical Formulas, Computation, Mathematics, Numbers

Marshall, Daniel; Scott, Paul – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2004

Around 300 BC, Euclid wrote "The Elements", a major treatise on the geometry of the time, and what would be considered "geometry" for many years after. Arguably "The Elements" is the second most read book of the western world, falling short only to The Bible. In his book, Euclid states five postulates of geometry which he uses as the foundation…

Descriptors: Geometry, History

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Morgan, Larry A.; Morgan, Frank W. – Mathematics Teacher, 1984

Presents a set of classroom activities and a computer program that have been used to help students intuitively grasp, in a minimum of instructional time, such fundamental concepts as hypothesis testing, random sampling, statistical inference and p-values. The lesson shows students how statistical thinking and microcomputers can be used in…

Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, High Schools, Learning Activities

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Kimberling, Clark – Mathematics Teacher, 1984

Presents an Applesoft computer program to help students translate abstract sentences into concrete visible lines and thereby discover and confirm facts about slopes, intercepts, angles, and intersections. The program graphs and analyzes lines, given as equations of the form Y equals M times X plus B. (JN)

Descriptors: Computer Software, Equations (Mathematics), Geometry, High Schools

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Newell, G. J.; MacFarlane, J. D. – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 1984

Presents an application of the binomial distribution in which the distribution is used to detect differences between the sensory properties of food products. Included is a BASIC computer program listing used to generate triangle and duo-trio test results. (JN)

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Software, Food, Higher Education