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October 6, 2017
by Jocelyn Coventry
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Place Value, Number Systems and Their Complexities

Following a workshop this week on the concept of place value, I was inspired to write a blog post on the difficulties and complexities found in these seemingly simple, basic concepts of maths. As someone who learned mathematics in a procedural fashion, it is very difficult for me to wrap my head around the concepts […] Continue reading

December 5, 2015
by Rebecca Dickson
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Roman numerals, Ishango and all things prehistoric…

Firstly, I’d like to you imagine something. Something unusual for many, but perhaps not so much for others. Imagine you had more than ten fingers. More than ten toes. More than two eyes, two ears, one nose and… Actually, imagining you had more than ten fingers will suffice. We use methodology to take account of […] Continue reading

October 8, 2015
by Samantha MacDonald
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Number Systems

Numbers are everywhere we go but why do we have them? Time, temperature, weight, height, phone numbers and even on the front of buses. Something  I learned from this input was that in fact numbers were thought to have came about through trading a long, long time ago. Number Systems have never crossed my mind […] Continue reading

October 8, 2015
by Kirsty Gallacher
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Number Systems

Yesterday in the Discovering Mathematics elective we were discussing number systems and investigating patterns and sequences. We were asked why we have numbers, which – to me – is one of those questions that just makes your mind go completely blank. So, why DO we have numbers? Some say for time and distance – measuring […] Continue reading

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