Questions tagged [education]

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Percentage Probability of Products when Multiplying 2d10

This is my first post to any Stack Exchange, so I only think I know what I'm doing. In short, my objective is to design a math game for my elementary students to practice multiplication facts (math facts 1-10) in a way that's fun and engaging. My…
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Sixth grade math (number related) problem

We have this statement (about rational numbers, btw): If $m-n+p = p$ and $ m \neq n \neq 0$ then $ m = -n$ Is this true? a) always b) never c) sometimes The given answer is b) but: 1) this textbook often has some wrong answers…
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convert decimal 1024 to hexadecimal

I need to convert the decimal number 1024 to an hexadecimal number, I do this using these steps http://www.wikihow.com/Convert-from-Decimal-to-Hexadecimal#steps However, whenever I divide 1024 by 16 I get as result the integer 64, now I'm kind of…
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A path to mathematical proficiency

I have been looking for a new hobby and I have chosen mathematics. I was wondering what the path would be to self-teach (books, online courses/videos...free preferred) oneself to go from basic mathematic skills to the ability to understand and write…
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How do you like to take / store math notes?

I always have difficulty with things like this but how do you like to take and store notes for later reference? Paper and pencil? Physical books? Online notes? Where do you like to write them / upload them / store them?
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Self-Teaching from Big Rudin

first post here so sorry if this question is answered somewhere, but I couldn't find it. I'll start with some background before the question: I've recently completed an undergraduate math degree, with all the standard courses including real…
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What courses should I take in my Masters for PhD in mathematics - artificial intelligence?

I am currently enrolled in a masters programme in mathematics and I am taking mostly courses in mathematical statistics, but also dynamical systems and analysis. And I'm wondering if I want to go towards a career as a reasearcher of the mathematics…
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Is pursuing a maths degree right for me?

I'm currently going torough the most humiliating moment of my life and I would really apreciate a honest advice
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Ways to learn mathematical analysis.

I'm studying mathematical analysis, more specifically differential calculus in $\mathbb{R}^n$, my main problems is that I didn't realize what is the best way to abbord some exercises, like what definition of differentiability is the best to…
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Solving $\sin x = \sin y$ by using the prosthaphaeresis formulas

I'd like to solve the equation $\sin x = \sin y$ by using the prosthaphaeresis formulas: $$ \sin(x)-\sin(y)=0 $$ $$ 2 \cos \left( \frac{x+y}{2} \right) \, \sin \left( \frac{x-y}{2} \right) = 0 $$ There are two possibilities $\cos \left(…
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Being less sloppy while doing exercises

I'm working through a pre-calculus course and I'm getting bad results while reviewing my exercises with the answers. It's not that I don't grasp the concepts, I make notes of the concepts, with drawings and examples I look up. If it's not clear from…
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Showing a sub-sequence ($r_{n_{k}}$) converges to $x$

There exists a bijection that $f : N → Q, x \in R$ *$r_{n}$:=$f(n)$ I am asked to show that there exists a sub-sequence ($r_{n_{k}}$) of ($r_{n}$) so that the limit of the sequence ($r_{n_{k}}$) will converges to $x$ as I know I only need to…
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How do i show n + k is a integral multiple of 11

(the digits of a positive two digit integer N are interchanged to form a integer)I don't know what this question means so I'm clueless and what do i do to solve? please in steps so i can understand it thanks ahead of time
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Is it possible to do math knowing just naive set theory?

As an undergraduate, I noticed none of my courses in analysis, topology, or algebra require the need to know any set theory beyond naive set theory. My question is is this true for even higher mathematics, or will I need to pick up a book on…
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Is undergraduate "complex analysis" actually kind of "complex calculus"? Please provide references.

As far as I know: After Calculus I, II and III, math majors have basic real analysis that covers topics including uniform continuity, Riemann-Stieltjes, Bolzano-Weierstrass and is mainly proving results in Calculus that weren't proved. After that,…
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