tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-67246608419645917892018-05-27T18:25:35.487-07:00Program in Mathematics EducationInformation in The Field of Mathematics Education in Curriculum HomeschoolersMata Cahayanoreply@blogger.comBlogger5125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6724660841964591789.post-22717237768059933192012-04-15T15:27:00.000-07:002012-07-10T15:28:15.041-07:00How to Factorize a Polynomial of Degree Two?<div style="text-align: justify;">Mathematics is the easiest subject to learn with practice. Different mathematicians in the history came and designed different techniques to solve polynomials. The general form of the equation of degree "2" is, "ax^2+bx+c=0" with the condition that "a" cannot be equal to zero. This equation is also called quadratic equation because of its degree, which is equal to "2". In this article, we will discuss three methods to solve the polynomials of degree "2". These methods include completing square method, factorization and quadratic formula. The easiest of the three methods is using quadratic formula.<br /><br />The first method of solving polynomials of degree "2" is "completing square method". Before proceeding towards the solution, you should make sure that the leading coefficient of the equation is "1". If it is not "1", then you should divide each term of the equation with the leading coefficient.</div><a name='more'></a><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">After making the leading coefficient "2", take the constant term in the equation to the right side of equality. Divide the coefficient of the midterm by two, square the answer and add it on both sides. The left side of the equation becomes a complete square. Solve the right hand side and make it a complete square. After that take positive root on both sides and solve two single order linear equations. The solutions of these equations are the factors of the polynomial.<br /><br />The second popular method of solving polynomial of degree "2" is factorization. In this method, multiple the leading coefficient with the constant coefficient and make all their possible factors. Choose that factors that results in the breaking of the midterm. Use those factors, take the common terms and you will end up with two linear equations. Solve them and get the factors.<br /><br />The last and the easiest method of solving polynomial equations is quadratic formula. The formula is "x=(-b±√(b^2 - 4*a*c))/2a". Compare the coefficients of the general equations with the given equations, and put them in the quadratic formula. Solve the formula to get the factors of the desired polynomial. The results of all these methods should be the same. If they are not same, then you have committed any mistake while solving the equations.<br /><br />All these methods are quite popular ones for the easy understanding of the polynomial equations. There are other methods too that can help students to get the factors of the polynomial like "remainder theorem" and "synthetic division". But, these three methods are the basic methods and do not take much time to understand them.<br /><br />This article is written by an experienced teacher, who is teaching in the field of mathematics and algebra for more than eight years.<br /><br /><br />Article Source: Muhammad Waqas Ahmed<br /><br /></div>Mata Cahayahttps://plus.google.com/102273103573284417650noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6724660841964591789.post-30738474445796621202012-04-14T15:24:00.000-07:002012-07-10T15:26:05.676-07:00Why Use An Algebra Solver?<div style="text-align: justify;">School level math progresses from arithmetic to algebra, which is comparatively tougher and takes longer to understand. Algebra is a different ball game from what students are used to and it takes some time and effort to understand and do well in this subject. Pre - algebra introduces some of the basic concepts and algebra 1 builds on that. Students who do well in algebra 1 and 2 find college level algebra courses easier than their peers. There are a lot of different areas of math which are covered in algebra class and students are more likely than not to find something that interests them.<br /><br />Many students often find themselves clueless about algebra and struggle to get passing grades. This could be because students are unable to follow the lessons in class. Not everyone understands algebra the same way and in the rush to finish the curriculum for the year, some students lag behind.</div><a name='more'></a><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">An impression that algebra is tough is formed early on and persists throughout the rest of high school. The key is to get students interested in algebra and help them understand what they are learning.<br /><br />An algebra solver can help out by giving students timely help with algebra. Algebra solvers basically help students by explaining things at a pace that the student can keep up with. If students start early, they will face almost no difficulties with the advanced levels of algebra. There are many types of algebra solvers and students can choose the one that is appropriate for them based on their needs. After school programs offer free help and this is good idea for students who are getting along in the subject but can use some extra help at certain parts. For students looking for individual tutoring, online algebra solvers are a great option. Affordable and very convenient, online algebra tutors work individually with each student and make sure that each concept is clear before moving on to the next.<br /><br />Parents can play a huge role in helping students stay focused and committed to their algebra study sessions. Many online algebra tutors give students math activities that involve the whole family, which is an opportunity for parents to monitor how well students are learning and how much progress has been made. By enlisting the help of an online algebra solver, you can save time, cut down expense, and have a free algebra tutor whenever you want.<br /><br /><br />Article Source: B. Jacob<br /><br /></div>Mata Cahayahttps://plus.google.com/102273103573284417650noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6724660841964591789.post-6566537865202111672012-04-13T15:21:00.000-07:002012-07-10T15:23:14.504-07:00Math Tutoring Services for Kids<div style="text-align: justify;">Math tutoring is one of the most frequently requested services for children looking to succeed in school. There are now many different private teaching services around the country that target specific areas of education. Mathematics is one of the subjects that many kids have difficulty with. Many children are shy to actually say that they have issues with this subject. It is always a good idea for the parents to be supportive and understanding of the child's problems in school.<br /><br />Services<br /><br />Remedial math tutoring is one of the services that private tutors often offer their clients. This is necessary if the child has difficulty understanding lesson plans in school. This usually happens when the teacher explains the topic and reinforces it with the kids, but some kids still need more explanation. For the most part, many teachers are willing to help, but sometimes they run out of time, or the students themselves may be embarrassed to come out and ask for help in front of the entire class.</div><a name='more'></a><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">A tutor can help to reinforce what has been taught to the child in the beginning of the week by giving examples that are easy to understand or explaining how the result was achieved in a different way. Mathematics can often be presented in different ways and some children are taught through other channels outside of what the teacher has presented. Sometimes, kids learn mathematics through repetitive movements and actions that help them understand the patterns that are being made.<br /><br />Advanced math tutoring is available for students who wish to get ahead of the curve. Tutors for advanced lessons help kids tackle the next chapter in the curriculum in order for the child to be prepared. Many parents and even children like to come to school prepared for the upcoming subject because this actually gives them an edge in class. Children who are usually tutored for advanced subjects are those who are vying for an honor. Education has become very competitive these days and having an edge on other children is something that many parents and children put a premium on. Advanced knowledge also takes the pressure off of many kids who may feel pressured when faced with a totally new subject that they may have some difficulty understanding. Studying in advance not only takes the pressure off but it also helps to boost their confidence.<br /><br />One of the benefits of math tutoring is giving the kids confidence in themselves by reinforcing what they have learned in school. Reiterating their topic and helping them understand it further, as well as helping them discover other ways to solve the problems, can make them more open to other solutions and ways to tackle math problems. Many mathematical topics are related to each other and it is always a good idea to promote deeper understanding.<br /><br /><br />Article Source: Aloysius Aucoin<br /><br /></div>Mata Cahayahttps://plus.google.com/102273103573284417650noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6724660841964591789.post-43232868542225193082012-04-12T15:18:00.000-07:002012-07-10T15:19:45.334-07:00Statistics: A Tool To Interpret Data<div style="text-align: justify;">What Is Statistics?<br /><br />Statistics is a discipline that includes the collection, organization, analysis and interpretation of data. Statistical methods are used to design and analyze experiments and surveys. The theory and methods of statistics are applied to a wide variety of fields because data is involved in almost all areas of human endeavors. So, the application of statistical principles helps us in understanding more about the world around us.<br /><br />Why Study Statistics?<br /><br />Large complex data is ubiquitous in today's world and to deal with data the knowledge of statistics is very important.</div><a name='more'></a><br /><br />• With the help of Statistics tools and conceptual foundations of quantitative reasoning, we can extract information intelligently from a sea of data.<br /><br />• To conduct research effectively, one must have the knowledge of statistics. It is impossible to make decisions based on the data collected from the research project without the use of statistics.<br /><br />• Statistics helps us in making a decision between two possibilities. We can decide which of the two possibilities is more likely to happen.<br /><br />Statistics is used in so many areas of our lives that it has become very desirable to understand and learn statistics. Thus, the study of statistics prepares one for real life situations.<br /><br />Statistics Study Tips<br /><br />To succeed in a statistics class, one must know where and how to use concept and procedures to interpret data correctly. But there are many students who struggle with statistics, so here are some study tips for statistics.<br /><br />• Statistics is neither too easy nor too difficult. If you are finding it hard to learn statistics, don't lose heart, it's just another subject you are trying to learn. If you will make some efforts you will learn it. Also, do not think that it's too easy. Because thinking so you result in losing interest in studying it.<br /><br />• Work on as many problems as you can. It's impossible to learn statistics just by reading about it. If you don't have enough problems in your book, go online and download varied statistics problems to work on them.<br /><br />• Set aside one or two hours to study statistics every day. Don't try to cover everything in one day by spending four to five hours on it. You may confuse one topic with another by studying many topics in a single day.<br /><br />• Look for the recurring concepts. Try to master them. Ask your statistics tutor to emphasize on those concepts.<br /><br />• Don't just learn formulas by heart, try to understand the concepts.<br /><br />• Do group study once a week. Explaining concepts to each other increases understanding of a topic.<br /><br />• If you are still finding it difficult, there are many options available to help you out, you can ask your instructor for an extra class, take the help of your peers or use online statistics help websites.<br /><br /><br />Article Source: Sandy D'Souza<br /><br /><br />Mata Cahayahttps://plus.google.com/102273103573284417650noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6724660841964591789.post-77373477403746413972012-04-11T15:15:00.000-07:002012-07-10T15:20:11.600-07:00How to Find Math Answers<div style="text-align: justify;">Math evokes different reactions among people. Most see it as a necessary skill we use almost everyday while a few are enthralled with the principles, rules and possibilities that math offers. Most students tend to be a turned off by the subject. Whether you like it, hate it or love it, there is no denying the vital role that math has. Even people who have not learned math have an understanding of the concept of numbers, addition, subtraction etc.<br /><br />Math is a vast field and often all it takes to develop interest is to find the branch or area of math that interests you. For some its algebra, for many its geometry while other students may find statistics and profit and loss lessons to be of more value. Students can learn to do well in math, especially if they have a thorough knowledge of the basics. Start early to develop a positive attitude towards math and students will most likely carry that interest throughout high school.</div><a name='more'></a><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Parents can help children take an interest in the subject by involvinf themselves with the math lessons and helping them find answers to math problems. Starting from first grade, it's a great idea for parents to spend some time reviewing math concepts and homework with their kids. Encourage them to apply what they learn to common situations so that concepts become clearer.<br /><br />Enhance their learning by using math games and activities which include the whole family. Continue providing the extra math help as students advance through the grades; this will help students form sound study habits and regular effort and practice is the number one method to doing well in math. The positive attitude that students develop towards math and the great grades they've been scoring in middle school will help them perform well in high school math. Solving plenty of math problems for practice helps students improve their problem solving skills. One of the problems students face is finding the right answer when they are solving math problems.<br /><br />Answers to math problems can be found online on a number of sites and services. The quickest method to find free math answers is to use an online calculator. Input your problem and you will have the right answer within minutes. This is a useful tool if you want to check your work or need to find an answer pronto. Math answers for algebra can be found on online algebra calculators which can solve any algebra equation or word problem. Online tutors work with students and help them solve the problems and arrive at the right answers. Students can also get their homework corrected by online tutors and correct any mistakes.<br /><br /><br />Article Source: B. Jacob<br /><br /></div>Mata Cahayahttps://plus.google.com/102273103573284417650noreply@blogger.com0