Concepts in Mathematics

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A baseball consists of a central core tightly wrapped in several layers of different materials. Construction of a golf ball is similar. As a matter of fact many familiar objects, including the earth, have similar constructions.     On a more abstract level, simple mathematics concepts are similarly constructed. It is convenient to think of

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According to Dr. David Chard, “Vocabulary knowledge is as essential to learning mathematics as it is to learning how to read.” [Chard] It is entirely possible for a person to possess an extensive vocabulary but be so deficient in a particular area (mathematics, chemistry, economics, medicine) to be essentially illiterate in that area. That is