## 16 MayMathematics and Technology

Before the boom in technological advances, mathematical principles and applications were very much present in society. Perhaps the onlystark difference with the modern world would be the formalised nature in which mathematics is now taught and presented. Mathematics tutoring was pretty subliminal and indirect. For...

## 16 MayThe art of Mathematics

Mathematics is the most commonly problematic subject for students. A lot of people resignedly accept defeat and barely expect to perform better than average. The few people that do excel in the subject immediately get labelled as nerds. On closer examination however, there is consistency...

## 16 MayUnderstanding Geometry

Just like most mathematical concepts and principles, Geometry originated from the Greeks. The term comes from the Greek phrase which means ‘earth measurement’. Geometry as a mathematics branch focuses on shapes, sizes and relative positions of figures as well as the properties of space. A...

## 16 MayFraction Manipulation

One of the most unpopular maths principle is fractions. Fractions are simply a numeric quantity that is not a whole number. Dealing with them can be pretty stressful especially if the fraction has a pretty large or odd denominator. Mathematical problems usually require student to...

## 16 MayNumber Systems

The very basic step in mathematics education is counting numbers, which children learn at a very tender age. Come to think of it however, what really is a number? How was the association of objects and numbers made? These are certainly not naturally existing systems...

## 16 MayTrigonometry

Trigonometry comes from the Greek words trigonon and metron which means triangle measure. In mathematics, trigonometry is a branch that focuses on the relationships between the length of the triangle sides and its associated angles. ...

## 16 MayMathematical Thinking

Mathematical thinking can be basically described as the ability to solve problems or analyze situations using maths. It is a whole different way of looking at things as compared to a casual observer. Needless to say, it promotes a better understanding of mathematical concepts in...

## 16 MayEquations

The word equation comes from the word equate. Is simply refers to a statement that asserts the equality of two given expressions. Mathematically speaking, the presence of an equal sign (=) distinguishes an equation. It is to be interpreted as signifying that the expression to...

## 16 MayAlgebra Basics

Algebra is one of the most basic and broad mathematical concepts. It can be defined as the study of mathematical symbols and the laws of manipulating those symbols. Fun fact: a mathematician who studies algebra is called an Algebraist. The word Algebra itself is of...

## 16 MayManipulative Mathematics Tutoring

Manipulatives are defined as visual objects used to illustrate mathematical relationships and applications. This promotes a more practical and visual approach to learning. An approach that is better than traditional abstract teaching methods such as oral lecturing, textbooks, and workbooks. Basically, manipulatives are a hands-on...