Richard’s last two inputs about number systems and place value have left me perplexed to say the very least. Binary, a counting horse and indigenous tribes… All these aspects were covered in two inputs and they definitely broke down my structured beliefs on what mathematics really is. A key point that I took away from […] Continue reading →
February 1, 2016
by Samantha MacDonald Comments Off on Mathematical Terminology Used More Often Than We Think?
My first Maths and Science input of semester 2 with Tara made me challenge my way of thinking or as I thought the normal way of thinking. When talking in social situations or even just reading simple stories it is apparent that mathematical terminology is at the forefront of them. In this lecture, Tara read […] Continue reading →
October 8, 2015
by Samantha MacDonald Comments Off on 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 →