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#1 2013-09-09 18:51:59

kurtstein
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Great to find this forum! My interests are in math and numeracy education.  I am currently writing a book on an ethnography of math practices.  Sounds fancy but it is just approaching how people do math from different perspectives.

So greetings fellow math lovers. If I sometimes use maths that is because I am from New Zealand.

All the very best to you all!

#2 2013-09-09 19:10:30

anonimnystefy
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Hi kurtstein

Welcome to the forum!

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

#3 2013-09-09 19:48:46

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hi kurtstein

Welcome to the forum!

Thanks for explaining 'ethnography'.

Look closely, and you'll find both math and maths occur.

And our beloved administrator, and originator of the site, calls himself MathsIsFun.  So don't worry about using maths.  As I'm English I claim superiority in all matters of spelling.   'color' indeed, huh!

Bob

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

#4 2013-09-09 20:33:12

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I thought BE uses colour?

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

#5 2013-09-09 20:46:08

bob bundy
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hi Stefy,

I was referring to the bcc above where I made red for the welcome.

What or who is BE ?  If you mean British Empire then yes, that's right, but nowadays we English like to keep quiet about the Empire and the Colonies as it's a bit of an embarrassment really. Except for the Last Night of the Proms when all inhibitions are lost.

And then our cousins across 'The Pond' keep getting it wrong.  But we've kinda forgiven them as we have a 'Special Relationship',  whatever that is.

Bob

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

#6 2013-09-09 21:10:25

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Hi kurtstein;

Welcome to the forum.

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.

#7 2013-09-09 22:32:29

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Hello; nice to meet you!

I have discovered a truly marvellous signature, which this margin is too narrow to contain. -Fermat
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. -Archimedes
Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them. - Neumann