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Jan
4
comment Is mathematics the only language that is not subject of interpretation?
You can think of the first point of view as one captured in the following statement:"mathematics" is a body of knowledge that would exist even if there were no people. The second point of view can be summarized, although only roughly, by the statement that mathematics is a body of knowledge that does not exist without people. These points of view often go by other names such as Platonism and (social) constructivism, but it's better to avoid such labels because they are subject to varying interpretations and would require much space to pin down.
Jan
4
comment Is mathematics the only language that is not subject of interpretation?
@Feral Regarding your second point, in the present context, the terms "perspective" and "approach" are not terms of art with well-defined and agreed upon meanings. Nonetheless, you can think of a "perspective" as a way of looking at or understanding something, in this case, mathematics. An approach (to mathematics) is a characteristic way of dealing with situations involving mathematics. In mathematics education, both are invariably in play, and they may be hard to distinguish in practice.
Nov
23
comment reducing a number with fractions
Do you mean you want to convert a "terminating" decimal number to a fraction?