As Confrey (2007) points out, developing sequenced obstacles and challenges for students…absent the insights about meaning that derive from careful study of learning, would be unfortunate and unwise.” Therefore, the development of the standards began with research-based learning progressions detailing what is known today about how students’ mathematical knowledge, skill, and understanding develop over time.
The co-efficients needed when a binomial is expanded form a symmetrical triangle, usually referred to as Pascal’s Triangle after the 17th Century French mathematician Blaise Pascal , although many other mathematicians had studied it centuries before him in India , Persia, China and Italy , including Al-Karaji.
At the graduate level a variety of active research seminars take place weekly and students get the opportunity to mingle with some of the world’s top researchers at the major national and international conferences that are held at UC. The department has a number of international collaboration agreements with universities around the world which have led to exchanges of both faculty and students.
With over 30 majors in the college alone, specialized programs of study to match any interest area, the opportunity for hands-on experience through our nationally-acclaimed undergraduate research program, and a campus located at the heart of an innovative college city community of over 250,000 people, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers the ideal Big Ten collegiate experience for students at an affordable cost.