Mathematics Seminar looks at percentages

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department will host its next Mathematics Seminar on Thursday, October 17, 3:00 – 4:00 PM in 107 Cook.  Our presenter, GRCC Adjunct Mathematics Instructor Radu Teodorescu, will speak an alternative approach to the concept of percent.  Please see the title and abstract for more information.

The mathematics in this seminar will be accessible to all, and should give attendees a new perspective on a very familiar topic.  Everyone in the greater GRCC community is welcome.

Pop and cookies will be served at 2:45 PM.

 Old News About Percentages

 Everyone has heard of percent.  Beginning with pre-algebra, it is taught at GRCC in a variety of courses.  Many of the current methods for teaching percent problems have been used for decades.  This talk will submit an idea slightly different from traditional concepts.  Some may agree with it, many others may have reservations and even objections.  However, it is hoped that many in the audience will be surprised by some of the interpretations revealed during the talk.

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