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Applying Mathematics

  • Peter Kahn
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Part of the Palgrave Study Guides book series (PASTSK)

Abstract

Imagine two ancient herdsmen bargaining with each other over an exchange of cattle. Who got the better deal would be a matter of poverty and riches. By representing concepts from the real world, such as ‘the size of a herd’, with mathematical ideas, such as ‘number’, our early ancestors were able to use mathematics to manage their environment.

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Real World Modelling Cycle Mathematical Idea Mathematical Thought Previous Case Study 
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© Peter Kahn 2001

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