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a quantity (such as the mean or variance) that characterizes a statistical population and that can be estimated by calculations from sample data

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This video was useful for assessment because study participants had the opportunity to recognize different mathematical arguments, which they were asked to describe in detail in an open-ended response.
For instance, as the student explains her answer, she may build a stronger mathematical argument, or she may find a new way of looking at the problem.
Ergo, this paper submits that the use of the WWW is within this context--a programme of mathematical pedagogy such that the students' experience of doing a mathematical argument is the reason for the exercise along with a finished product.
These include mathematical practices such as persevering to make sense of and solve problems, building mathematical arguments, and critically responding to the arguments made by their teachers and fellow students.
It is also crucial for students to make precise mathematical arguments.
suggests that readers with knowledge in any of these disciplines will find something of interest in his study but must be prepared to make their way through or around the mathematical arguments.
Obviously teachers play a central role in orchestrating that kind of discussion in class and this provides the basis for encouraging students to take the next key step, writing down their mathematical arguments.
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): Using rigorous mathematical arguments, researchers have proved that the expansion of the universe at the time of the big bang was highly chaotic.
The importance of initial task selection in terms of supporting students in building awareness of quality of mathematical arguments is highlighted.
Sometimes the reader can be overwhelmed by the underlying mathematical arguments cloaked in old Greek archaic conventions.
Using mathematical arguments and evidence for icosahedral symmetry in X-ray analyses of various viruses, Caspar and Klug proposed that those viruses referred to as spherical viruses--because under microscopes look like balls--actually have icosahedral symmetry.
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