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#12751 2013-12-18 04:33:38

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

What is a secondary school in your system?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#12752 2013-12-18 04:39:45

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

For people aged 11-16, plus something called Sixth Form for 16-19. Normally Year 7 in the UK is equivalent to 8th Grade in the US, I think.

#12753 2013-12-18 04:45:15

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I see what you mean. Would you like teaching there?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#12754 2013-12-18 04:47:12

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Definitely not -- I don't want to babysit a bunch of hormonal teenagers, after seeing the kind of torture they put teachers through throughout secondary school. It has to be at an undergraduate level or beyond...

#12755 2013-12-18 04:50:21

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Over here no one wants that job either and I do not blame them.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#12756 2013-12-18 04:55:22

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

For the same reason?

They get pretty good pay over here, though. In some cases better than university lecturers. Perhaps even in most cases, especially with the recent 13% salary cut for staff at UCL...

#12757 2013-12-18 05:03:49

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

13% ? That is a big cut.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#12758 2013-12-18 06:08:24

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Yes, it is pretty big. There were numerous strikes at UCL because of it. I already think that they don't earn enough, considering that they are leaders in their field. A few lecturers I believe earn several thousands below the national average.

#12759 2013-12-18 06:10:13

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

It is pretty much the same here, lots of cuts. Teachers and professors have always been at the bottom of the list.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#12760 2013-12-18 06:13:15

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Why is that?

#12761 2013-12-18 06:35:39

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Part of the decline of education in the country especially in technical fields.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#12762 2013-12-18 10:33:48

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Katie wants to be a teacher at secondary school. I wonder why.

#12763 2013-12-18 10:43:31

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

She might like children.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#12764 2013-12-18 10:56:43

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I guess that is one reason why they want to teach at that level.

#12765 2013-12-18 11:02:17

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Over here teachers need to take self defense classes.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#12766 2013-12-18 11:10:22

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Same was true for my school. I don't think there were any serious injuries caused to teachers but there were a few things that happened, like teachers getting punched, pushed, had chairs thrown at them and once peppersprayed I believe!

#12767 2013-12-18 11:12:33

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Over here the thugs head to school and there are stabbings. Kids pass through metal detectors.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#12768 2013-12-18 11:14:39

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

And there are security guards with guns, I heard?

#12769 2013-12-18 11:25:25

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Yes, there are. I am glad I do not have to go to the modern school.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#12770 2013-12-18 22:08:36

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

It can be terrifying at times but I still managed to enjoy it on occasion.

#12771 2013-12-18 22:18:11

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Back in the old days you only had to worry about getting into a fistfight with another kid your same age and size. Nowadays, kids carry guns and other weapons. They travel in packs like wild dogs and stomp on a person when he is down. They have no honor, no integrity and no future other than prison or the city morgue. Pretty bleak in my opinion.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#12772 2013-12-19 00:27:20

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Agreed. I am very much glad those years are behind me...

#12773 2013-12-19 03:04:18

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Do you think you would rather work in a lab then a teacher?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#12774 2013-12-19 03:10:36

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

By teacher, do you mean a high-school teacher? And by lab, what sort of lab?

#12775 2013-12-19 03:28:51

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I meant working in industry or government instead of any type of teaching.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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