The source(s) and discussions used to answer our first group-work.
Your paper should include:
Relevant historical dates and names of the mathematicians associated with the number zero.
The historical development of the notion of zero and its uses in the advancement of mathematics.
Examples of cultural or artistic implications of this number.
The purpose of this assignment is to help you achieve an in-depth overview on how an important mathematical idea and its changing role through history contribute to the development of mathematics.
Submission instructions: 2 formats (.Pdf by email-use your uconn account and hard copy in a folder with your name on)
The Draft is due on Feb.3. Your draft should be a “good faith” draft: a paper that you feel would fulfill the assignment. You must also submit a Draft Cover Letter (see cover letter templates on the next page)
The Draft and Draft Cover Letter will be returned with written comments by email.
Only the final version of the paper will be graded, but in order to receive credit for your paper you must submit the Draft, the Draft Cover Letter, and the Final Version Cover Letter.The final version of each paper will be graded using the following grading scheme: content (writing style, depth and elaboration of points, evidence of supporting research), argument (focus and organization), mechanics (correct grammar). For details see the Paper Grading Rubric. (class website)
Remember that no late submissions are accepted unless there is a serious emergency for which you provide proof.
Be consistent using references and citations: Use APA or MLA reference and citation style (see the link in The Papers section of the course’s webpage, and also the style of references in the Bibliography of your textbook B&G).
Remember that whenever you're quoting or paraphrasing other people's work, you must provide a citation!
Consult these links before starting to work on your first writing assignment.