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MoMath founder, on math’s image problem…

August6

Glen Whitney, founder of MoMath, makes interesting comments on the image issue common in Mathematics education today (article source from Smartplanet); And you’re the only math museum in North America. That’s correct. Sounds like Germany really likes math. Well, there’s a very distinguished history of mathematics there. It’s likely that the museums are a reflection of the […]

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MoMath Opens in New York

December24

Mathematics illuminates the patterns and structures all around us. The dynamic exhibits and programs at the new MoMath Museum stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics. The Museum is located at 11 East 26th Street in Manhattan and is open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, seven days a week.

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NCEA Level 2 Algebra Problem. Using the information given, the shaded area = 9, that is:
y(y-8) = 9 –> y.y – 8y – 9 =0
–> (y-9)(y+1) = 0, therefore y = 9 (can’t have a distance of – 1 for the other solution for y)
Using the top and bottom of the rectangle,
x = (y-8)(y+2) = (9-8)(9+2) = 11
but, the left side = (x-4) = 11-4 = 7, but rhs = y+? = 9+?, which is greater than the value of the opp. side??
[I think that the left had side was a mistake and should have read (x+4)?]

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