Discussion about math, puzzles, games and fun. Useful symbols: ÷ × ½ √ ∞ ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ ⇒ ± ∈ Δ θ ∴ ∑ ∫ π -¹ ² ³ °

You are not logged in.

- Topics: Active | Unanswered

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

Hi learn2teach;

I am pretty familiar with your school system. I went to Brooklyn Technical High School. People as you know get lazier as technology increases. I am not too optimistic about your attempts to reverse the entire river by yourself. Seems like you are the boy and the dyke. I do wish you the best though and will assist you with specific questions.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
- Posts: 8,071

hi learn2teach

I don't know how the grades equate. That year 10 class was a 'bottom set' ie weakest in the year at math.

Lower down the page you'll find SATs and GCSE papers with a higher level of question.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

This poor fellow never returned...

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

Lockhart wrote:

No body can be taught to teach.

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

pappym wrote:

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

Teaching is a hard job, but I guess being a student is a harder job especially of math

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

Offline

**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2014-04-23
- Posts: 3,127

Teaching is a Hard Job I'll +1 that.

Meaningless, meaningless, Everything is meaningless! - Ecclesiastes 1:2

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

I had to walk to school 8 miles in the snow through bad neighborhoods where they tried to kill me every day. I had holes in my shoes and a skimpy jacket when it was 15 F out there. Had no money for lunch so I went hungry. Everywhere, no bumpkins allowed the sign said. yea, dem po kids in NY today they shur gots it tuf.

No computers, no calculators, no tv's, no cell phones, that is what I had. Played in garbage in the street and empty lots where buildings once stood. yea, dem po kids in NY today they shur gots it tuf.

No money for books, not even a lousy 6 dollars to buy the Physics and Chemistry Handbook. When MLK got killed their was a riot at my school. 6000 of us versus about 30000 of the local pukes in the neighborhood. Chains, bats, sticks, teeth and anything else you had was how we pushed our way out of the auditorium and walked home while NYC police dept stood their watching. yea, dem po kids in NY today they shur gots it tuf.

No counselors or anybody to talk you out of quitting school and ruining your life, nobody cared. pappym constantly being laid off for no reason whatsoever, could not pay the rent. No welfare for bumpkins in the Big Apple. yea, dem po kids in NY today they shur gots it tuf.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

That is a sad story

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

Heck no! What a ride! Praise the Lord for giving me a free ticket to the Merry Go Round called life.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

Is this your rebuttal to post 31?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

It is my satire on the whole affair, since I went to the school system that unfortunate teacher is from.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

What are handbooks?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

Offline

**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2014-04-23
- Posts: 3,127

You still haven't answered me, are you from a La Sallian school?

Meaningless, meaningless, Everything is meaningless! - Ecclesiastes 1:2

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

What are handbooks?

Huge books that contain gazillions of formulas, ain't you ever seen the Abramowitz and Stegun book.

You still haven't answered me, are you from a La Sallian school?

Nope.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2014-04-23
- Posts: 3,127

Looking back at the past, how do you feel now that you are 94?

Meaningless, meaningless, Everything is meaningless! - Ecclesiastes 1:2

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

I can not wait to do it all again. I might meet up with Agnishom or you or maybe anonimnystefy. I will look different but I will be inside.

We might meet on a forum and they will tell me about m and EM. As ole Vartoosh used to say,"And everything back to the beginning..."

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

In what sense?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2014-04-23
- Posts: 3,127

Hmm... What's with the or? Maybe you'll meet 3 of us. I want to be a Dutch speaking person next.

Meaningless, meaningless, Everything is meaningless! - Ecclesiastes 1:2

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

Well yes, you will all be grown men, moderators or administrators and I will be 10 - 13.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2014-04-23
- Posts: 3,127

Perhaps I will end up being 94 and you being 14 or perhaps it already happened before.

Meaningless, meaningless, Everything is meaningless! - Ecclesiastes 1:2

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

Perhaps it has.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline