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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Which of these characters would be good for the website? (Think about how a character will affect people's views etc on mathematics and the website)

Whatever we choose (or some new alternative you may think of), the artist (Catherine Harrell http://www.catherineharrell.com/) can then make lots of poses for use all over the site.

*Last edited by MathsIsFun (2007-05-29 20:00:06)*

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**Identity****Member**- Registered: 2007-04-18
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I like the dog quivering it's tail in excitement, and generally those people who [are smiling]/[have books in their hands].

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Thanks Identity.

Any other votes? You can just say "3rd boy and 2nd girl" if they are your preferences.

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**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
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Far bottom right girl. And I don't really have a reason... call it intuition.

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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Devantè says: I suggest the bottom right-hand girl and the top left-hand boy. I don't know why I picked them, I just think that they are an appropriate pair. For instance, the boy in the cap looks like a thief.

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**Daniel123****Member**- Registered: 2007-05-23
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I would to agree - bottom right girl and top left boy seem the best two to use.

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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Bottom right girl. And a dog.

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**LQ****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-12-04
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The guy with the woofsie and the girl in the middle together.

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**Big Mac****Member**- Registered: 2007-05-19
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Names for the characters?

Coloured in figures?

Pet Animals? - parrot called Poly-gon (very obvious, but might appeal to younger users of the site)

Boy Name : RON (Using protractor/ drawing angles, Right Outside numbers)

Girl : LIN (Protractor use, Left Inside Numbers)

Any good?

Right, obviously I've been working too hard so off for a lie down now! adios

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Thanks. Bottom right girl is a winner.

Having a boy would also be good, so here are three variations to choose from.

Plus some younger kids ... what do you think of them?

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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Of the bottom row ... my vote lies with right girl again.

Sorry, but I don't really like any of the boys at the top! But if I have to pick one, probably top left.

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**Big Mac****Member**- Registered: 2007-05-19
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Agree with last message. Not sure that a cap would portray the right image for the site. Any other images to see? I like the general idea though.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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OK, so here are some more boys to choose from.

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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1st and 6th are fine!

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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Does the fifth boy ... have a goatee?

I like most of these ones ... just not the second or third.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Votes So Far:

1: //

2:

3:

4: /

5: /

6: //

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**Ma+th=fun****Member**- Registered: 2007-05-08
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i like the first one

I love pi.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Received some votes:

"A": 3 or 6

"B": 1,4 or 5

Votes So Far:

1: ////

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3: /

4: //

5: //

6: ///

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**Big Mac****Member**- Registered: 2007-05-19
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Number 6 seems to fit the bill I reckon.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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OK, it is down to #1 or #6 for the boy.

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