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I want to learn about: Mathematical Curiosities

Mathematics can be very fun if you understand their application in day to day life. Here you will find interesting topics within mathematics adapted for elementary aged children to make learning mathematics easier and more fun.

Feb19

What’s the Difference Between a European Billion and an American Billion?

We know that mathematical terms can vary across the world and that there are different units of measurement, decimal separators and division methods. In today’s post we’re going to talk about a subject that invokes some confusion: a billion in an Anglophone country such as the United States is not the same as a billion in a Hispanophone country like Spain, […]

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Nov03

Transcoding Numbers

Transcoding Numbers

In today’s post we’re going to explain transcoding numbers. Our current numbering system is based on 10 numbers that we can represent both symbolically, with Arabic numbers (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) and verbally, written or spoken (one, two, three, four, five…). We have to take into account that due to […]

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Oct12

The Road to STEM Education and Math Enlightment

The Road to STEM Education and Math Enlightment

  Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is becoming increasingly more relevant today, what with the continued innovations being developed in the aforementioned sectors. Unfortunately, the growth in these industries is severely limited by the lack of people working in these particular professional fields. CNN reports that only 16% of high school seniors end […]

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Oct28

The Number Pi

The number Pi is one of the most important mathematical constants and it indicates the relationship between the perimeter (L) and the diameter (D) of a circumference. So, L = pi x D   The number Pi is an irrational number. In other words, it’s a number that can’t be expressed as a two whole-numbered fraction, […]

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Sep06

Learn the Origins of the Months in a Year

Learn the Origins of the Months in a Year

In today’s post, we will look at the origins of the months in a year. Throughout history, the act of telling time has been a necessity for human beings. Wanting to have more control over time, mankind took the approach of a chronological division of semantic time. We presume that an astronomical year lasts 365 days, […]

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