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  Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Sullivan Chair in Mathematics is the first such endowed chair for the department.
The Department of Mathematics is proud to announce that Professor Robert Ghrist has been named as a Richard and Margaret Romano Professorial Scholar by Sarah Mangelsdorf, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois.
The mission of the Department of Mathematics is to pursue outstanding research and to provide high quality instruction in pure and applied mathematics.
www.math.uiuc.edu   (341 words)

  Mathematics - MSN Encarta
Mathematics finally became a field in its own right with the development of calculus by English mathematician Isaac Newton and German philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz during the 17th century and the creation of rigorous mathematical analysis during the 18th century by French mathematician Augustin Louis Cauchy and his contemporaries.
Social scientists also use mathematical techniques, primarily probability and statistics, to help resolve uncertainty about questions such as how various factors affect human behavior, how these variable factors are related, and how groups differ in their responses.
Pure mathematics is the study of abstract relationships, whereas applied mathematics applies mathematical analysis to real-world problems, such as the rate of global warming.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761578291/Mathematics.html   (1366 words)

  Mathematics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nonetheless mathematics is often imagined to be (as far as its formal content) nothing but set theory in some axiomatization, in the sense that every mathematical statement or proof could be cast into formulas within set theory.
Experimental mathematics continues to grow in importance within mathematics, and computation and simulation are playing an increasing role in both the sciences and mathematics, weakening the objection that mathematics does not utilize the Scientific Method.
While some in applied mathematics feel that they are scientists, those in pure mathematics often feel that they are working in an area more akin to logic and that they are, hence, fundamentally philosophers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mathematics   (3553 words)

 Illinois Learning Standards for Mathematics
Mathematics is a language we use to identify, describe and investigate the patterns and challenges of everyday living.
Mathematics is much more than a collection of concepts and skills; it is a way of approaching new challenges through investigating, reasoning, visualizing and problem solving with the goal of communicating the relationships observed and problems solved to others.
Knowledge of mathematics and the ability to apply math skills to solve problems can be an empowering force for all students—both while in school and later in their lives.
www.isbe.state.il.us /ils/math/standards.htm   (1044 words)

 Mathematics - Simple English Wikipedia
Mathematics (math or maths for short) is the study of quantity (how many things there are), structure (how things are organized), space (where things are) and how these three things change.
Mathematical prediction is the basis of hard science, which almost always uses equations to predict events in physics.
Discrete mathematics is about objects, that can only have specific states.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mathematics   (804 words)

Prerequisite Courses: Mathematics 3; 8; 13; 22 or 24
Prerequisite: Mathematics 8, or Mathematics 3 and 6.
The mathematical methods of Mathematics 6, or Mathematics 20, and Mathematics 13 are extended and applied to the study of mathematical models developed for use in such fields as anthropology, biology, economics, sociology, psychology, and linguistics.
www.dartmouth.edu /~reg/courses/desc/math.html   (7640 words)

 Lawrence Department of Mathematics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Additionally, the mathematics and mathematics-computer science majors can lead to certification as a high school mathematics teacher as part of Lawrence's program in secondary education.
The mathematics department is located in Briggs Hall, which opened in 1997, and houses the mathematics, computer science, and social science departments.
Mathematics students at most colleges and universities rarely study off-campus, but Lawrence provides a great variety of opportunities and the flexibility for everyone to take part.
www.lawrence.edu /dept/mathematics   (1114 words)

 Internet Public Library: Mathematics
This is primarily an archive of K-12 student mathematical questions and answers answered by a group of students, instructors and mathematicians.
This is a set of rather in-depth mathematics tutorials, written at the upper-college level.
Fairly sizable collection of quotes relating to mathematics, culled from a variety of sources.
www.ipl.org /div/subject/browse/sci40.00.00   (1681 words)

 Aristotle and Mathematics (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Mathematical examples: ‘line’ is in the definition of triangle, ‘point’ is in the definition of line.
The objects studied by mathematical sciences are perceptible objects treated in a special way, as a perceived representation, whether as a diagram in the sand or an image in the imagination.
The parts of a mathematical object which do not occur in the definition of the object, e.g., acute angle is not in the definition of right angle, but is a part of it and so is a non-perceptible material part of the angle (Metaphysics vii.10, 11).
plato.stanford.edu /entries/aristotle-mathematics   (9445 words)

 Wisconsin Academic Standards for Mathematics Introduction
The Wisconsin Mathematics Standards are designed to be general guidelines which may be adopted or adapted by local school districts with cooperation and input from parents and other concerned citizens.
Mathematics should be viewed as a unified whole made up of connected, big ideas rather than as a disjointed collection of meaningless, abstract ideas and skills.
Mathematics is important because its concepts and procedures can be applied to the solution of problems of varying kinds and complexity.
www.dpi.state.wi.us /standards/matintro.html   (1050 words)

 Mathematics - Wikiquote
"Mathematics is not a careful march down a well-cleared highway, but a journey into a strange wilderness, where the explorers often get lost.
W.S. Anglin, in Mathematics and History, elucidating the symmetry between the creative and logical aspects of mathematics.
"Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty —a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show.
en.wikiquote.org /wiki/Mathematics   (1316 words)

 NAEP - What Does the 2005 Mathematics Assessment Measure?
The revisions made to the mathematics framework for the 2005 assessment are intended to reflect recent curricular emphases and to include clear and more specific objectives for each grade level.
Mathematical complexity is categorized as low, moderate, or high, and each level of complexity includes aspects of knowing and doing mathematics, such as reasoning, performing procedures, understanding concepts, or solving problems.
The complexity dimension builds on the dimensions of mathematical ability (conceptual understanding, procedural knowledge, and problem solving) and mathematical power (reasoning, connections, and communication) that were used in the mathematics framework for the 1996-2003 NAEP assessments.
nces.ed.gov /nationsreportcard/mathematics/whatmeasure.asp   (561 words)

 Seattle University Mathematics Department
As Mathematics majors, students learn to communicate precisely and logically, to discover patterns in various areas of mathematics, and to apply this knowledge within and outside mathematics.
The Mathematics Department offers the three degrees: the bachelor of arts, and the bachelor of science, with a major in mathematics, and the bachelor of science in mathematics.
In particular, we seek to develop in our students the level of mathematical competence appropriate for their educational goals, to foster appreciation of mathematics as part of human culture, to provide a climate conducive to intellectual growth of students and faculty, and to prepare and inspire students to the service of others.
www.seattleu.edu /scieng/math   (269 words)

 UM Mathematics
Jeffrey Lagarias is one of the recipients of the Lester R. Ford Award from the Mathematical Association of America, awarded at the August Summer MathFest in San Jose, CA.
Established in 1964, the award, which includes a citation and cash prize, is presented for articles of expository excellence published in the American Mathematical Monthly.
This is a joint membership between the Departments of Physics and Mathematics, the Biophysics Research Division, the Center for the Study of Complex Systems, the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, the College of Engineering, the Medical School, and the Office of the Vice President for Research.
www.math.lsa.umich.edu   (537 words)

 UCLA Department of Mathematics
Currently the Assistant Director for Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) at NSF, Chan will be recognized for his distinguished accomplishments to science and technology at the Fellows Forum on February 16, 2008, in Boston, along with other newly elected fellows.
The UCLA Department of Mathematics is delighted to announce the establishment of the Philip C. Curtis Jr.
The Clay Liftoff Fellowships are awarded to young mathematicians who have demonstrated mathematical research of quality and significance, and who show the potential to be leaders in their field.
www.math.ucla.edu   (1046 words)

 History of Mathematics Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Later some of this mathematics was translated into Latin and became the mathematics of Western Europe.
There are other places in the world that developed significant mathematics, such as China, southern India, and Japan, and they are interesting to study, but the mathematics of the other regions have not had much influence on current international mathematics.
There is, of course, much mathematics being done these and other regions, but it is not the traditional math of the regions, but international mathematics.
aleph0.clarku.edu /~djoyce/mathhist/mathhist.html   (278 words)

Some mathematical results were initially developed in order to solve internally generated mathematical problems and only later found application in other disciplines; other mathematical results were inspired by the needs of these other disciplines.
A minimum grade of 2.0 must be obtained in all mathematics courses presented to satisfy the mathematics requirement and in required related courses.
The Master of Arts degree is appropriate for students who need a broad background in advanced mathematics and who expect to continue working with mathematics of approximately the same level in their careers.
www.washington.edu /students/gencat/academic/mathematics.html   (2435 words)

 Mathematics Home
From the outermost reaches of advanced technology to the innermost processes of life itself, mathematics is used to analyze problems and synthesize solutions.
A mathematics degree serves as a foundation upon which you can build nearly any kind of career that you wish to pursue.
The Department sponsors several active student groups, including a student chapter of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), a local chapter of the Pi Mu Epsilon national mathematics honor society, and Mathematics Teachers of Tomorrow (MT), a club for students preparing to teach mathematics.
www.angelo.edu /dept/mathematics   (301 words)

 Category:Mathematics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The main article for this category is Mathematics.
The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences
This page was last modified 15:36, 15 July 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Mathematics   (89 words)

In fact, because mathematics is the foundation on which so many other academic disciplines are built, the number of workers using mathematical techniques is much greater than the number formally designated as mathematicians.
In early 2005, the average annual salary for mathematicians employed by the Federal Government in supervisory, nonsupervisory, and managerial positions was $88,194; that for mathematical statisticians was $91,446; and for cryptanalysts the average was $70,774.
A strong background in mathematics also facilitates employment as teachers—postsecondary; teachers—preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle, and secondary; engineers; economists; market and survey researchers; financial analysts and personal financial advisors; and physicists and astronomers.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos043.htm   (1727 words)

 New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards - Mathematics
They feel that mathematics will never be useful in their lives, and they develop the perception that success in mathematics depends on some innate ability that they simply do not have.
When students are challenged to use mathematics in meaningful ways, they develop their reasoning and problem-solving skills and come to realize the potential usefulness of mathematics in their lives.
The mathematical environment of every child must be rich and complex and all students must be afforded the opportunity to develop an understanding and a command of mathematics in an environment that provides for both affective and intellectual growth.
www.state.nj.us /njded/cccs/s4_math.htm   (7102 words)

All students must develop and sharpen their skills, deepen their understanding of mathematical concepts and processes, and hone their problem-solving, reasoning, and communication abilities while using mathematics to make sense of, and to solve, compelling problems.
All students need a deep understanding of mathematics; for this to occur, rigorous mathematical content must be reorganized, taught, and assessed in a problem-solving environment.
For students to develop this deeper level of understanding, their knowledge must be connected to a variety of ideas and skills across topic areas and grade levels in mathematics, to other subjects taught in school, as well as to situations outside the classroom.
www.k12.wa.us /curriculumInstruct/mathematics/default.aspx   (540 words)

 Mathematics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The program leading to the bachelor of science in Mathematics is designed to prepare students for graduate study, secondary teaching, or a career in mathematics or a mathematically-related field.
Mathematics for Teachers II The continuation of a course designed to give prospective teachers an understanding of the underlying concepts of fundamental mathematics while encouraging independent problem solving.Topics include geometry and spatial sense, statistics, probability, measurement, and estimation.
A treatment of mathematical concepts from an historical and philosophical point of view.The influence and contributions of various cultures, among them European, Chinese, Arabic, African, and Hindu, are examined.
www.desales.edu /default.aspx?pageid=306   (1197 words)

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