Inscribed over the entrance of Plato’s Academy were the words, “Let no one ignorant of geometry enter my doors.” To ancient scholars, geometry was the gateway to gaining a profound knowledge of the world.$1#$ Today, geometry’s core skills of logic and reasoning are essential to success in school, work, and many other aspects of life.
These Mental Math techniques can be applied to everyday situations such as mentally estimating a grocery bill, calculating the tip at a restaurant, and more.
At the dawn of World War I, the United States was only a rising power. Our reputation was relatively benign among Middle Easterners, who saw no "imperial ambitions" in our presence and were grateful for the educational and philanthropic services Americans provided. Yet by September 11, 2001, everything had changed. The U.S. had now become a "world colossus so prominent in the political, economic, and cultural life of the Middle East that it was the unquestioned target of those bent on attacking the West for its perceived offenses against Islam."
Thinking about grad school? Then you’d better start thinking about the GRE — especially because it just got a lot harder! The Graduate Record Exam General Test (which underwent sweeping changes in summer 2011) is the most commonly required admissions test for postgraduate degree programs at American universities. Taken by more than 600,000 prospective graduate school applicants from approximately 230 countries each year, this challenging exam can be a pivotal event in your academic career. In fact, your score on this all-important test can make or break your chances of getting into the university of your dreams and earning that coveted master’s degree or doctorate.
Many people believe they simply aren’t good at math—that their brains aren’t wired to think mathematically. But just as there are multiple paths to mastering the arts and humanities, there are also alternate approaches to understanding mathematics. One of the most effective methods by far is visualization. If a picture speaks a thousand words, then in mathematics a picture can spawn a thousand ideas.
This course is essential for college students taking Linear Algebra who want to learn both theory and application. Each lesson in the course begins with essential ideas & proofs before concluding with many worked-out examples. Theorems are stated and used but not proved to keep the emphasis on problem solving and gaining an intuitive feeling for the concepts.