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Debate in the British House of Commons on Quadratic Equations

In Science & Technology Promotion and Public Policy on March 28, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Quadratic equation is one of those equations which every student learns during his or her school days. The applications of this equation are numerous and varied and it shows up in different ways in different fields of study (see 1 and 2 for an interesting discourse). It is indeed remarkable and surprising at the same time to find that the British House of Commons debated quadratic equations in 2003 (record of this debate can be found here). The focus of this debate was mathematics education and it was rich in drawing on historical developments and highlighting the importance of mathematics for future technologies.

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