Monday, January 17, 2011

17 Jan 2011 - Mathematics is .........

The last 2 sessions were great!  Thank you for being so engaged and participative! :)
I am pleased with the different insights and interesting perspectives that you came up with. :)

Here are the statements that all of you came up with:

Mathematics is the calculation and application of numbers, geometry and data analysis.
--by Deming, Loynes, Julian, Zong Hun, Balram & Dylan

Mathematics is about using shapes, definitions and equations in our daily lives. 
--by Dhurthi, Fathiah, Jemaimah, Sarah & Sharifa 

Mathematics is the usage of numbers and symbols to problems in real-life.
-- by 

Mathematics is the definition of everything and nothing because Mathematics can explain and quantify everything but it can also prove some things which do not exist in our world.
--by Jee Hoon, Danish, Allen, Greg & Adam

Follow-up Task
Pls research on other definitions of "Mathematics". Select one or two definitions that you makes most sense to you and add them in as comments. Do not forget to quote the source. 


  1. Mathematics is the study of quantity, structure, space, and change. Mathematicians seek out patterns, formulate new conjectures, and establish truth by rigorous deduction from appropriately chosen definitions.


  2. the group of sciences (including arithmetic, geometry, algebra, calculus, etc.) dealing with quantities, magnitudes, and forms, and their relationships, attributes, etc., by the use of numbers and symbols