What is the moment-generating function of a normal distribution? Poisson distribution? Binomial distribution? Negative binomial distribution? Gamma distribution? Well, what on earth are MGFs anyway? This article explains in plain English what MGFs are, how you use them and why you need them.
This article will showcase a simple method for how to complete the square, with two examples. Completing the square is a form of factoring that we can sometimes use to help solve quadratic equations, this article will describe a simple formula for this factoring technique.
In this article you will learn how to work out the cumulative frequency and then draw a cumulative frequency curve. Once the curve is drawn out, you will then learn how to find the lower quartile (q1), the median (q2), the upper quartile (q3) and the inter quartile range (q3 - q1)
In this article you will learn how to calculate the class width from a frequency table.
What's the golden number? Who found it and where is it reproduced in Nature and human activities?
Every aspect of the modern world is entwined with the concept of numbers. From the simplest games like hopscotch to the most esoteric of twenty first century sciences, numbers form a backdrop that allows us to more easily and completely understand our world.
I remember, sort of, my math classes in high school when someone would wonder aloud when they would ever need to use mathematics in daily life. Being a fan of math myself, I would always take some offense to this line of thinking, but it never truly bothered me because I can understand how people could get frustrated with the subject of mathematics. However, while the frustrated person is most likely not using complex math equations today, they are using math whether they like it or not. And whether the know all the math going on around them, the universe they live in is one big set of algebra, trig, and calculus equations.
Standard form and parabolas are one of those things that you'll probably never use in life except while you're in school. I personally think you can get more information out of a vertex form rather than standard form. You are still required to know how to convert vertex form to standard form and vice versa to complete grade 10 mathematics in Ontario though.
Learning how to use and apply statistics doesn't have to be boring. In actuality, we are all using statistics every day, in about every facet of our lives. From the moment we wake up in the morning, until we go to sleep at night, we are using statistics, whether we realize it or not. When actually used correctly, statistics can be fun to learn about.
The third instalment in a series about creative lesson endings to make learning fun for both you and your students.
This article looks at the essentials items that every Cover Supervisor - or teacher without a permanent classroom - should have.
This article is the second I have written about the perfect lesson ending. Each lesson ending is designed to facilitate learning by offering students a fun activity to bring the lesson to a close.