from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The branch of algebra that deals with quadratic equations.

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  • n. Plural form of quadratic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That branch of algebra which treats of quadratic equations.

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  • n. a branch of algebra dealing with quadratic equations


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  • (that is, our quadratics are monic), to make our calculations easier.

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  • Attempts to fit other functions, such as quadratics, other polynomials, logarithmic functions and exponentials all produced very small R-squared values. Home Page

  • For example, after I read a recent post by a Sam Shah about visually representing quadratics to see how many are factorable over integers, I started thinking about some ways to drive that point to students.

    The Ten Commandments

  • I described about 4 different ways that it could be done and even created a tool to visualize quadratics factorization, but unless someone comments or e-mails me, I'm basically in the dark.

    The Ten Commandments

  • When I studied quadratics deeply - by writing a logo program to teach quadratics behaviouristically - I was able to teach them more effectively.

    minsky's attempt to explain hard problem solving

  • The other good thing I discovered was what to say to someone at a party when they discover you are a maths teacher and come up to you and say, "they taught me boring quadratics at school and I am a successful businessman and have never used quadratics ... what a waste of time".

    what is maths?

  • I remember dealing with quadratics in algebra a lot.

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  • Non-monotonic non-linearity upside down quadratics with a maximum in the range in question – the underlying issue to Divergence poses different problems than monotonic non-linearity for example.

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  • Currently, JT is agonising about this and I left a comment on his blog because I went through a similar agonising about breaking down the wall between behaviourism and constructionism when developing quadratics drill software in logo for my students

    is papert a purist?

  • Nevermind the early IR hacks that let students beam test-answers back and forth during exams, the important thing was how much you could learn by having ready access to a graphing calculator while doing quadratics and the like.

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