Mathematical Connection Project

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Running head: MATHEMATICAL CONNECTION PROJECT Mathematical Connection Project University of Phoenix MTH 110 The Impact of Mathematics on Daily Social Activities In society today people deal with some kind of problem solving method that involves math. Thanks to the mathematicians from the past and present we are able to evolve as a society with advancements on medicine, technology and able to travel into space. The impact that Euclid, Al-Khwarizmi, Rudolf Laban, William Higinbotham, Galileo Galilei have had in our society has magnified our appreciation for their hard work and dedication to mathematics. They have not only had great contributions, but also serve us as role models and inspirational…show more content…
It was the primary source of geometric reasoning, theorems, and methods at least until the advent of non-Euclildean geometry in the 19th Century”. (O'Connor & Robertson, 1999) The daily social activities that many people do in today’s society are dancing, playing online video games and gambling. Much of today’s social activities are going further away from being personal to impersonal. Many are enticed by the anonymity of the internet and can pretend to be someone they are not. This portion of the paper will go over the mathematicians who have influenced the development of dancing, dating, playing online video games and chat room. One may not think that there is much math in dancing but the two go hand in hand. Each has a set of rules that must be done in sequential order. One such mathematician that studied dance is Rudolf Laban. He was born 1879 in Austro-Hungary and died in 1958 (Rudolf Laban, n.d.). Laban raised the status of dance as an art form, and his explorations into the theory and practice of dance. The definition of mathematics is “the science of numbers and their operations, interrelations, combinations, generalizations, and abstractions and of space configurations and their structure, measurement, transformations, and generalizations” (Mathematics, n.d.) The contribution that Rudolf Laban made was in the study of
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