Great Discoveries in Mathematics

Doru Hutanu

Great Discoveries in Mathematics

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Throughout the course, students examine the role of Mathematics in early cultures including the Egyptians, Greeks, Mayans and Babylonians. They study and work through problems discovered in ancient mathematical documents, such as the Rhind Papyrus, the Plimpton 322 tablet, and the Rosetta Stone.

Additionally, students examine the history of mathematical concepts from their roots to modern day applications. For example, students trace the irrational number pi, from its approximated value of three in the Bible, to its computer-calculated value of a billion digits in the 1990s.

After tracing pi’s history, students identify and solve problems using pi, discovering some of the many ways it is applied in geometry and other mathematical disciplines. Students leave the course with a greater awareness of a wide range of topics within mathematics, including arithmetic, number theory, algebra, and geometry.

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2024-07-01 @ 08:00 to
2024-07-12 @ 12:00

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