29/2/12



Maths Formative Assessment due 27/2/12
Make sure you THINK about the essay and what it asks you to do.

class: 2013 Y11 TOK maths

For students to enroll in this class, they will need both the enrollment password you have chosen and the unique class ID generated by Turnitin. If you will be submitting papers for your students, enter the class, enter the assignment, and click the submit paper button.
  • class ID: 4898069
  • enrollment password: 2013maths


Folks, some discussion going on about the length of the essay. I have checked everything I have from Mr Slosberg and can't find a word limit. Please, for me, keep your essays between 700 to 1000 words. They need to be very strongly focussed on the essay title. Title 1 is very clear that it is important you clarify what "explain" means. Use your own experience. Think about when your science, maths and TOK history teacher (or a "real" history teacher) explain things to you.

Title 2 is clear you need to explain what complete certainty is. Then you need to think about this in maths and another area of knowledge (so science, arts or history).
Can complete certainty be achieved?


Essay

When mathematicians, historians and scientists say that they have explained something, are they using the word 'explain' in the same way? (2007)

-OR-

Mathematicians have the concept of rigorous proof, which leads to knowing something with complete certainty. Consider the extent to which complete certainty might be achievable in mathematics and at least one other area of knowledge. (2008)


History essay to be submitted through turn it in

Class: 2013 Y11 TOK history

For students to enroll in this class, they will need both the enrollment password you have chosen and the unique class ID generated by Turnitin. If you will be submitting papers for your students, enter the class, enter the assignment, and click the submit paper button.
  • class ID: 4852091
  • enrollment password: TOKhistory
Note: Should you ever forget the class ID, it is the number to the left of the class name on your class list.

Textbook chapters and cheat sheet





20/2/12


15/2/12




13/2/12
How does a mathematician prove anything?

Is maths beautiful?
Why do mathematicians always talk about the beauty of mathematics?

http://www.ted.com/talks/scott_rickard_the_beautiful_math_behind_the_ugliest_music.html

What is the language of symmetry?
Is maths a code?


Maths comes from Africa?


Other maths readings