My name is "Equiz". My friends Yanjie, Eneas and Ivan told me that they
were participating in an internet contest, that they were doing a project about
mathematics. They asked me to be their host, so here I am. OK then, let me introduce
myself to you. I'm what people from my world call an axis knight, I was born
back in ancient times.
name is "Wai". I'm an axis knight too. I was born after Equiz, actually I'm
his brother. Equiz, Zetha and me are here to Make it fun to you, if you find
any of us before a text, that's because that text is of great importance.
Also some definitions and theorems are highlight with us.
Finally, I'm going to introduce myself to you. I'm "Zetha". The third axis knight created back in ancient times. We'll guide you all the way out over this site. We're here to clear any doubts that might appear on every subject. If you have any question just ask us, since we'll try to answer you. Well...
Lets answer the typical question... What
I bet this would be a perfect answer for most of the people who don't like Math: "Something that teachers created to make students' life miserable". Nope, since the very beginning, Math were created to make humanity's life easier, not painful. As everything else, Math have evolved through out the time.
The dictionary defines Mathematics as the science of spatial and numerical relationships. Like other sciences, Mathematics are divide into Pure Mathematics, which involves Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus (terrifying words for many people), and Applied Mathematics, where we find Mechanics, Statistics, Astronomy, Numerical Analysis, Computing, Electricity, Optics, Atomic Studies, and others.
do people often dislike Math?
That's a question that I haven't been able to answer myself yet. When I was younger, some friends of mine didn't like math because they didn't understand them very well, so Math used to be hard for them. Some others used to hate them, because they said that they wouldn't use them in their near future. I tried my best and helped the first group understand Math, thus math became much easier for them after few time. The second group was a little bit tough. There was this boy that used to say that he wouldn't need Math ever in his life because he would be a Doctor. "So doctors don't need Math, that's what you're saying right?" I told him. "Right!", he replied. "Well, you do will need Math!" I said, "Yeah? And what would I want them for?" he asked. "Doctors don't use math the same way engineers or mathematicians do, that's right. But, doctors do use Math. They have to make diagnostics and give you medication. And in order to do that, they have to calculate the amount of medication that you'll take during your treatment. That's one example"... Since that day, he never rejected math again.