Sunday, May 15, 2011


Hey guys, Im testing out ways of putting equations directly into the blog

Let me know what you think

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Top of the rollercoaster

500 C.E.

Metrodorus (c. 500)
Anicius Maulius Severinus Boethius (c. 480-524)
Simplicius of Cilicia (c. 530)
Anthemius of Tralles (d. c. 534)
Aryabhata (476-c. 550)
Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus (c. 480-c. 575)
John Philoponus (c. 490)
Varahamihira (c. 505-c. 558)
Isidorus of Miletus (c. 540?)
Eutocius of Ascalon (c. 550?)
Liu Zhuo (544-610)
Zhen Luan (Shuzun) (fl. 566)
Isidore of Seville (c. 560-636)

Hope you enjoy it, the last hurrah
For your assignments, write a couple lines about how awful the Roman Empire was.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Ok guys, now that we know about absolute values, lets learn how to plot them on a number line.

Absolute Value

Earlier we talked about how to always think of absolute value as simply a numbers' distance from zero.

Now we will expand on this!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

when are we ever gonna use this?!

For today lets just list the ways we've used math in our daily lives
This does not apply if you don't use money or computers.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Tools! For The Tool Box!

This is an important yet simple concept to grasp

An easy way to think of absolute value is to remember that when you are asked about the absolute value of a number, its asking how far away the number is from zero. So dont think of absolute value as simply removing a numbers' negative status.

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Here is a good concept we'll need involving algebra

Averages is a tool you will most likely use for the rest of your life, whether its the average of your test scores to see how well you're doing or the average amount of money you'll be making in your new business.
The importance of this cannot be underestimated and its essential that you have a firm graps of it because things will get much harder going forward.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Timeline update

400 C.E.

Dominus of Larissa (fl. c. 450)
Proclus Diadochus (410-485)
Zhang Qiujian [Chang Ch'iu-chien] (c. 450?)
Zu Chongzhi (Wenyuan) [Tsu Ch'ung-chih] (429-500)
Eutocius of Ascalon (fl. c. 480)
Marinus of Sichem (Neapolis) (c. 480?)

The first two people on the list actually lived in the same region and developed a heated rivalry involving the works of Plato. When Proclus eventually won, Dominus left Athens and went back to Syria. You guys just dont know the fury of men until it involves mathematics!