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A professor at the University of Illinois has advised colleagues to be politically aware while teaching algebra and geometry
"On many levels, mathematics itself operates as Whiteness."
this particular study having become a form of "unearned privilege."
Another form of mathematical discrimination, according to the professor, might be the use of such terms as "Pythagorean theorem and pi,"
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She argues in support of her point that white math professors generally get more grants than their colleagues in "social studies or English,"
originally posted by: Christosterone
One has to be completely obtuse to disagree with Pythagoras...
Is this thing on???
*crickets*
-Chris
with few exceptions i dont see too many "white races" dominating the mathematics originally
Before 1000 BC ca. 70,000 BC – South Africa, ochre rocks adorned with scratched geometric patterns (see Blombos Cave).[1] ca. 35,000 BC to 20,000 BC – Africa and France, earliest known prehistoric attempts to quantify time.[2][3][4] c. 20,000 BC – Nile Valley, Ishango Bone: possibly the earliest reference to prime numbers and Egyptian multiplication. c. 3400 BC – Mesopotamia, the Sumerians invent the first numeral system, and a system of weights and measures. c. 3100 BC – Egypt, earliest known decimal system allows indefinite counting by way of introducing new symbols.[5] c. 2800 BC – Indus Valley Civilization on the Indian subcontinent, earliest use of decimal ratios in a uniform system of ancient weights and measures, the smallest unit of measurement used is 1.704 millimetres and the smallest unit of mass used is 28 grams. 2700 BC – Egypt, precision surveying. 2400 BC – Egypt, precise astronomical calendar, used even in the Middle Ages for its mathematical regularity. c. 2000 BC – Mesopotamia, the Babylonians use a base-60 positional numeral system, and compute the first known approximate value of π at 3.125. c. 2000 BC – Scotland, Carved Stone Balls exhibit a variety of symmetries including all of the symmetries of Platonic solids. 1800 BC – Egypt, Moscow Mathematical Papyrus, findings volume of a frustum. c. 1800 BC – Berlin Papyrus 6619 (Egypt, 19th dynasty) contains a quadratic equation and its solution.[5] 1650 BC – Rhind Mathematical Papyrus, copy of a lost scroll from around 1850 BC, the scribe Ahmes presents one of the first known approximate values of π at 3.16, the first attempt at squaring the circle, earliest known use of a sort of cotangent, and knowledge of solving first order linear equations. 1046 BC to 256 BC – China, Zhoubi Suanjing, arithmetic and geometric algorithms and proofs.