tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4823619614138726589.post7434329705195271200..comments2016-06-29T09:08:06.188-07:00Comments on MTH 495 BLOG: Nature of Mathematics - What is a number?Marty Brudzinskihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08286726906973859484noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4823619614138726589.post-80577099551681846272016-05-31T05:42:30.488-07:002016-05-31T05:42:30.488-07:00I enjoyed the memes throughout your blog! I would ...I enjoyed the memes throughout your blog! I would be interested in what your own definition of a number would be after going through the steps you did to try to make sense of the google definition. It was a good idea to use a definition from google because it makes it relatable to what a lot of other people might do in order to come up with a definition of a number! I enjoyed reading your post! Heather Louzonhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12979331223187963280noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4823619614138726589.post-65960183133267811502016-05-27T11:23:28.627-07:002016-05-27T11:23:28.627-07:00Hi Marty! I thought that it was really interesting...Hi Marty! I thought that it was really interesting that you think of numbers as showing order. I've never thought of it that way, and it was interesting to read about your understanding of what a number is. One thing that you could look into is how you might expand your definition of a number to include complex and irrational numbers, since they are numbers. It might also be cool if you included some research about how the concept of a number changed throughout history, and maybe discuss some of the different definitions of a number that mathematicians had. Great post!<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Hi Marty! It was really interesting to read about your understanding of what a number is. I liked your idea that a number shows order, and I think you brought up some valid points. One thing you could spend some more time on might be to think about how you can expand your definition of a number to include complex and irrational numbers, since they are numbers. It might also be cool if you included some research about how the concept of a number evolved throughout history, and maybe discuss different mathematician's ideas about what a number is. Great post!<br /><br /><br />Rebecca Wittebolshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03840407654922286725noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4823619614138726589.post-49214257097634350022016-05-26T04:23:07.011-07:002016-05-26T04:23:07.011-07:00Good topic, and I like how you try a definition an...Good topic, and I like how you try a definition and apply it to different types. <br /><br />It could use a little more content to be complete. Two ideas: dig into irrationals a little more - those ideas were a bit incomplete. Or find a counterpoint - someone who feels complex numbers are numbers and why.<br /><br />C's: 4/5John Goldenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18212162438307044259noreply@blogger.com