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#1 2005-07-22 06:16:59

mathsyperson
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Wordsearch

It's the summer holidays, and there is no school for six weeks! The downside is that once you've finished going on holiday, having barbecues, paddling, sunbathing and doing other summery-type things, you reach the point where whatever you do, you've already done it so many times that you are almost instantly bored to the point of insanity. Don't worry! When you reach this stage, do this wordsearch, the 'massive' one. Not only that, but it times you, so once you've done it you can do it again to try to beat that record! I advise you to only do this when extremely bored.


Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

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#2 2005-07-22 09:59:47

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Re: Wordsearch

That is a great link, mathsy. In fact the whole site is good.


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#3 2005-07-23 19:15:01

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Re: Wordsearch

On the website it says you can use it on other websites ... I have requested approval but have not got a reply yet.

But I couldn't resist playing with the new toy, so have a look at this: http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/word-search/

Use the little drop-down box - you may notice some familiar names there (sorry if I missed anyone, this is just a test, OK?)

Give me some word lists, and I will try to create some new word searches.

This is fun!


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#4 2005-07-23 19:25:53

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Re: Wordsearch

Was my full name too long?! lol

Some other categories: measurement, graphs, algebra, numbers (in other languages!) and geometry...the list goes on...

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#5 2005-07-23 20:39:14

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Re: Wordsearch

Shapes, units, um, things to write with? I've run out of ideas already. Just to warn everyone, the numbers has a fake 'nine' and 'ten'.


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#6 2005-07-23 21:39:09

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Re: Wordsearch

Ooh, tricky nine and ten, hey?

Want to give me any lists matching your categories?

Like:

Shapes
=====
Triangle
Square
Hexagon
etc..

Just if you want to see one of your own design smile


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#7 2005-07-25 19:54:51

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Re: Wordsearch

I like the doughnut shape. I think its mathematical name is 'torus', but don't hold me to it.
I like it because its volume involves the rarely seen pi².


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It wanted to be normal.

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#8 2005-07-25 19:58:42

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Re: Wordsearch

A variation on NIH's avatar:

donut2.gif


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#9 2005-07-25 20:05:19

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Re: Wordsearch

By the way, I got a reply from the "wordsearch" creator, and he says we are welcome under the licence to use it here, plus mathionaire and hangman, too.

I am working on interesting versions of these, and will let you know when they are ready for testing.

(And it looks like I will have to come up with my own word lists for wordsearch coz noone is helping me *sheds tear* sad )


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#10 2005-07-25 22:02:15

justlookingforthemoment
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Re: Wordsearch

OK, since you're getting so worked up about it (LOL) um...

Measurement
----
Units
Length
Depth
Width
Height
Metre
Gram
Litre
Area
Perimeter
Circumference
Imperial
Metric
Yard
Foot
Inch

Circle
---
Circumference
Chord
Sector
Radius
Diameter
Arc
Segment
Tangent
Pi

Geometry
---
Shape
Angle
Vertice
Edge
Quadrilateral
Polygon
Surface
Perimeter
Area
(and you can add your shapes to the end MathsIsFun)

All of these categories kind of overlap...but at least now you have some word lists...

You can change them if you don't like them.

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#11 2005-07-31 01:07:05

Roraborealis
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Re: Wordsearch

Rod, that is FUNNY!


School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But - nobody's perfect, so why practice?

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