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## #12826 2014-01-05 13:16:42

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 81,665

### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Yes and now they hate themselves.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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## #12827 2014-01-05 13:20:38

zetafunc.
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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

And so the maths hatred is perpetuated...

## #12828 2014-01-05 13:30:37

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 81,665

### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

But if they have no special aptitude for math it is easy to see why they can not give it to their students.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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## #12829 2014-01-06 11:47:04

zetafunc.
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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Why do you need to have a special aptitude for mathematics to be a good maths teacher?

## #12830 2014-01-06 11:59:03

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 81,665

### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Hi;

I think because to teach mathematics one should be able to do mathematics. This aptitude or competency goes with the making of a good teacher. Over here they sometimes pull teachers from other subjects as math teachers, thinking a good gym teacher should certainly be a good math teacher. Although I have seen people good at math that were horrible teachers I have never seen a poor math student be a good teacher. What have you seen over there?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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## #12831 2014-01-06 12:03:51

ShivamS
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Registered: 2011-02-07
Posts: 3,411

### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Sorry to interject, but when I was in secondary school, we had math and science teachers without A degree. Much less a degree in another related subject. All they did was read directly out of the textbook (which were already pretty bad) and give pointless "book work" to keep us busy. Unbelievably, in 9th standard we were told to sum 1 to 100 to "derive our own formulas" (surprisingly, the teacher didn't know who Gauss was   ).

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## #12832 2014-01-06 12:10:10

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 81,665

### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Sounds similar to my observations. They made poor teachers did they not? It was not their fault either, I mean math is highly specialized subject.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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## #12833 2014-01-06 12:12:02

ShivamS
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Registered: 2011-02-07
Posts: 3,411

### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

But nonetheless, you would expect a teacher to have a teaching degree?

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## #12834 2014-01-06 12:13:53

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 81,665

### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Yes but I would also expect him to be good at math and to love math. The three things do not necessarily go together.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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## #12835 2014-01-08 01:50:02

zetafunc.
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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I have also never seen a teacher poor at mathematics be a great teacher (I've seen the opposite countless times though). It might also have something to do with the idea that a teacher who is very confident and passionate about mathematics may be enough to hide his weaknesses.

I'm back living in halls now, we have some new flatmates since a few of the old ones moved out. There's 6 of us -- 5 guys, 1 girl. The girl is an exchange student from LA (but originally Chinese), and she is living right next to me. Could be interesting, had a lengthy chat to her last night.

## #12836 2014-01-08 13:25:15

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 81,665

### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Very good! let me know how it works out.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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## #12837 2014-01-08 13:26:58

zetafunc.
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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

She's a year older than me, haven't seen her about today. I don't think she knows how to cook, maybe I can use that to my advantage.

## #12838 2014-01-08 13:32:14

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 81,665

### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Yes, learn how to cook. The best chefs are men pappym used to say.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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## #12839 2014-01-08 13:35:27

zetafunc.
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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Is that true? I personally prefer Jamie Oliver, he's pretty inspiring.

I am a decent cook, nothing special. But, maybe I can impress her.

## #12840 2014-01-08 13:38:32

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 81,665

### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

To the modern gal cooking is the vast unknown. Of course it will impress her.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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## #12841 2014-01-08 13:58:13

zetafunc.
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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Well, I have no proof that she doesn't know how to cook -- it was sort of a gut feeling. Saw a bag of KFC in the bin, I assume it was hers as I saw everyone else's dinner tonight. For all I know she could be a chef!

## #12842 2014-01-08 20:45:25

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 81,665

### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

You will have to play the percentages here. She will be amazed.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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## #12843 2014-01-09 00:03:54

zetafunc.
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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Still strange that someone who does no exercise and eats fast food so regularly can have such a nice body.

## #12844 2014-01-09 00:16:15

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 81,665

### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

It is called youth. When you are young your metabolism is fast, meaning it burns a lot of calories per day. Even while sleeping. Also when young the body is very efficient at removing toxins.

If she continues like that the weight will come later.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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## #12845 2014-01-09 00:57:06

zetafunc.
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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Hmm, that would explain why I have put on a bit of weight since turning 18.

Still, she is 20/21 -- her youth is nearly over.

## #12846 2014-01-09 01:01:09

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 81,665

### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Will not begin till she is about 30 to 35. I think that is about usual for them.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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## #12847 2014-01-09 01:21:27

zetafunc.
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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

That is a while away...

## #12848 2014-01-09 01:36:45

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 81,665

### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Oh yes, she should enjoy her looks for a while and you can enjoy them too.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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## #12849 2014-01-10 07:04:50

zetafunc.
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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

She's very quiet. I rarely see her and I can't hear her in her room, even though she lives right next to me (i.e. sharing the same inch-thick wall).

## #12850 2014-01-10 07:15:54

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 81,665

### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

You can go knock on her door.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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