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MathsIsFun
2005-10-18 17:00:07

Hi jhovy, we will try and help (but you may not get 50 answers!), but before we do, could you:

* Join the Forum
* Post this as a "New Topic"
* explain in more detail what the project is about

jhovy
2005-10-18 09:05:43

can you helpp me?! i have a project. the question is this.
1. why math seems to be the hardest subj.?!
2. why math is your favorite subj.?!

Helpster
2005-07-09 00:11:40

~Hi im looking for sum help in maths in algebra like when people do it i just dont understand and when it comes to a test it makes me worrie can u help me please

MathsIsFun
2005-05-08 17:14:30

Hi again, Milos. Yes, you are perfectly right! Careful of those x^2 terms!

BTW you could have a go at some of the other problems that eurasiangurl posted ...

stewie
2005-05-08 06:19:28

#### jam-pot wrote:

except some jobs
* i am a cpl in cadets*
it begins learning the moi (method of instruction)
but you will get reminders and updates * if anything changes*
on your moi and things like that but also you may need certain qualifications such as pi qualification * physical instructor*
but otherwise it is like most jobs.

Oh no.. u do cadets - i bet u're just like greg

Milos
2005-05-08 04:07:48

y(y+11)=0, There have to be 2 possible solutions for this because it is square equation y^2+y11=0, so your explanation is incomplete.
y1,2=(-b+-sqrb^2-4ac)/2a. As c=0 > y1,2=(-11+-11)/2

1st y1=(-11-11)/2=-11         2nd y2=(-11+11)/2=0
This is longer and more complicated but it proofs that there are two solutions. When we meet such a problem I would suggest this:

y(y+a)=0 where a is known number   this equation can be correct when one of the agents =0

y=0     V      y+a=0
y=-a

MathsIsFun
2005-04-28 08:10:44

That is True!

But you should always be careful of zeros! Because zero times anything is zero. So I always work around them.

But in this case, YES, zero also works.

Mathsyperson
2005-04-28 01:58:54

For y(y+11)=0, surely y=0 as well?

jam-pot
2005-04-27 20:39:41

just give us time and all will be solved

MathsIsFun
2005-04-27 12:25:14

Subtract g from both sides: 5g+h-g=g-g
Simplify: 4g+h=0
Subtract h from both sides: 4g+h-h = 0-h
Simplify: 4g=-h
Divide by 4: g=-h/4   DONE

See, we can solve stuff ... but you need to give us a bit of time

The slope would be -1/4 (or -4 depending on whether g goes up-down or left-right) - the easiest way to graph it would be to get some graph paper (duh!) and plot some points using the formula, and connect the points with a ruler.

For example, plot:

When h=8, then g=-2
When h=0 then g=0
When h=-8, then g=2

jammergirl2005
2005-04-27 12:05:42

im need help solving problems like 5g+h=g and u have to find g and other probs like that.
after that u have to find the slope and map it

jam-pot
2005-04-25 23:35:01

except some jobs
* i am a cpl in cadets*
it begins learning the moi (method of instruction)
but you will get reminders and updates * if anything changes*
on your moi and things like that but also you may need certain qualifications such as pi qualification * physical instructor*
but otherwise it is like most jobs.

MathsIsFun
2005-04-25 21:07:20

Yeah, it is like teaching at Kinder it is all specialised on teaching skills, then as you go up the grades till Uni the emphasis slowly swaps over to knowing the subject you are teaching and less on your actual teaching skills.

As a result there can be really good teachers at Uni, and sometimes really bad ones who know their subject very well but have no ability to communicate it. I have studied under, and worked with, both!

A Uni job is not easy, but if you stay focused on helping the students it can be very rewarding.

Stay out of staff politics, though. By that I mean all the gossip and who is trying to take over whose job, and why this or that guy is really stupid with his theories, etc. But that advice applies to any job, really

jam-pot
2005-04-25 20:51:38

to teach at uni you must need the correct qualidfications for example if you was to be a maths teacher you must have special grades and things *qualifications* in that subject.
also im not quite shure if this information is correct but i can only try:)

Roraborealis
2005-04-19 01:09:13

#### MathsIsFun wrote:

I used to teach at Uni.

I want to that for my job when I leave school. Is it....well, an easy job and stuff?