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#1 2009-09-21 19:41:59

MathsIsFun
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And The Subject Is ...

So, I have been making pages on equations and functions. Topics such as Function Transformation, Set-Builder Notation, Circle Equations, Point-Slope Equation of a Straight Line, Binomial Theorem, etc.

What would be a good cross-cultural subject name so I can index them?

It is Algebra, but goes just beyond the Algebra pages I currently have (Algebra Menu), so I want another index for them.

"Precalculus" I don't like very much ... it seems you are only studying it so you will be allowed to learn calculus, but it is useful in its own right!
"Advanced High School Algebra"
"Basic University Algebra"
"College Algebra" may not work for all countries.

Help!


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#2 2009-10-25 12:13:23

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Re: And The Subject Is ...

What would you call it? Votes please!


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#3 2009-10-25 14:17:55

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Re: And The Subject Is ...

Hi MathsisFun;

How about Advanced Algebra and leave out the high 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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#4 2009-10-25 16:50:17

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Re: And The Subject Is ...

I agree I like the name Advanced Algebra.

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#5 2009-10-25 17:50:24

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Thanks guys!

But is it really "Advanced"? Not even calculus yet!


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#6 2009-10-26 03:46:28

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Re: And The Subject Is ...

Hi MathsisFun;

Calculus is not necessarily more advanced than Algebra. What do you think is best to call it?

Last edited by bobbym (2009-10-26 03:48:01)


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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#7 2009-10-26 15:05:54

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Re: And The Subject Is ...

True of course.

It certainly is Advanced for Math Is Fun, so maybe that will work OK. Maybe with a "College Algebra" subtitle.


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#8 2009-10-26 22:12:08

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I like Advanced Algebra too.
It makes sense, because you already have a page called Algebra. As long as this page is more advanced than that one, the name works.


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It wanted to be normal.

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#9 2009-10-29 04:08:37

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Hi MathsisFun;

I think the people have spoken, they want better wages, better conditions, free medical, shorter hours and The title to be "Advanced Algebra".


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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