Math Is Fun Forum
  Discussion about math, puzzles, games and fun.   Useful symbols: ÷ × ½ √ ∞ ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ ⇒ ± ∈ Δ θ ∴ ∑ ∫ • π ƒ -¹ ² ³ °

You are not logged in.

#1 2005-09-01 09:12:49

lizdarryl
Member
Registered: 2005-08-30
Posts: 6

Hi everyone!

Hi there!
My name is Liz and I have just joined this site. I am new so I am still learning where everything is so if anyone knows anything really good on this site that is a must see please let me know.
I am 24 years old, about to have my first child, and I am also about to finish my University degree as a Primary School Teacher.
I own my own business, which is very fun (it isnt a traditional business, I dont have a shopfront, or staff, or stock).....and I sell Jewellery also. Whilst it may seem to you that I am very busy, I love what I do and wouldn't trade it for anything!
It is nice to meet you all and I hope some of you drop me a line to say Hi!
Take Care,
Liz.

Offline

#2 2005-09-01 10:00:06

John E. Franklin
Member
Registered: 2005-08-29
Posts: 3,562

Re: Hi everyone!

Welcome to the forum.  I've only been here a few days, myself!


igloo myrtilles fourmis

Offline

#3 2005-09-01 12:31:23

kylekatarn
Member
Registered: 2005-07-24
Posts: 445

Re: Hi everyone!

Welcome Liz!

My favorite sections on this site are:
-Ganesh's puzzles : try some challenging problems!)
-This is Cool : interesting math topics discussed all the time smile
-Jokes : [fun stuff!
And you can always stop by to help others at the "help me !" section smile

Of course that all other boards deserve a visit too! Check them all when you have some spare time!

Last edited by kylekatarn (2005-09-01 12:32:31)

Offline

#4 2005-09-01 19:16:51

MathsIsFun
Administrator
Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,535

Re: Hi everyone!

Yes, a big welcome to the forum, Liz!

Oh, and have a look at my new animated platonic solids (look for the "Spin a ..." links). I could watch them spin for hours ... well, minutes.


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

Offline

#5 2005-09-01 20:11:25

insomnia
Real Member
Registered: 2005-03-23
Posts: 944

Re: Hi everyone!

Welcome Liz!!

Good luck with the baby!! Is it a boy or girl?? Or have you opted to be surprised??


Friends are angels who lift our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly

Offline

#6 2005-09-02 00:27:38

lizdarryl
Member
Registered: 2005-08-30
Posts: 6

Re: Hi everyone!

Hi everyone, and thank you for the goodluck wishes for the baby! We do not know what we are having yet, and we aren't going to find out, as long as it is a healthy baby, we really don't mind whether it is a girl or a boy!
Thank you for hints on good things to check out, I am sure I will check it all out during my spare time! :-)
Thank you all for being so welcoming!
Liz.

Offline

#7 2005-09-02 02:04:45

insomnia
Real Member
Registered: 2005-03-23
Posts: 944

Re: Hi everyone!

Hey, as long as you don't mind losing your sanity (I think I left mine in the guestbook, it keeps on running away!) you're very welcome!!

Isn't it a bit hard to decorate, buy clothes, etc. if you don't know if it's a boy or girl, or are you going for all unisex items?


Friends are angels who lift our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly

Offline

#8 2005-09-02 10:52:33

MathsIsFun
Administrator
Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,535

Re: Hi everyone!

I knew a lady who was convinced she was going to have a girl - she bought girls clothes, dolls, etc, even painted the whole room pink. Her little boy has to live in a pink room now.


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

Offline

#9 2005-09-03 11:19:19

lizdarryl
Member
Registered: 2005-08-30
Posts: 6

Re: Hi everyone!

My sisters tell me I'm having a boy, because when they were pregnant with their boys they were not sick, I have not been sick, but I am not listening to them and getting any hopes up....
I am just going for unisex items at the moment, I am sure there will be plenty of things I can buy after the baby is born that will be more suited to their gender.
I dont think I have any sanity as it is... a full time uni degree, a part time job, and 2 dogs, 2 birds and 2 fish, I have little time for myself, so I think my mind and sanity ran away a long time ago!
:-)

Offline

#10 2005-09-03 18:54:36

ganesh
Moderator
Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 14,462

Re: Hi everyone!

Good wishes, Lizdarryl!


Character is who you are when no one is looking.

Offline

#11 2005-09-04 08:16:44

lizdarryl
Member
Registered: 2005-08-30
Posts: 6

Re: Hi everyone!

Thank you very much ganesh! :-)

Offline

#12 2005-09-05 19:28:59

justlookingforthemoment
Moderator
Registered: 2005-05-26
Posts: 2,161

Re: Hi everyone!

Welcome to the forum, lizdarryl, and good luck for the future...

Would 'primary school teacher' be kindergarten, or more Grade 3-6?

Offline

#13 2005-09-06 03:12:33

insomnia
Real Member
Registered: 2005-03-23
Posts: 944

Re: Hi everyone!

Or Year 1-6 (English Grades)


Friends are angels who lift our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly

Offline

#14 2005-09-06 06:59:30

Zach
Member
Registered: 2005-03-23
Posts: 2,075

Re: Hi everyone!

Wait... I haven't posted something coldly evil on this thread yet?

Er... Insomnia eats brains.


Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

Offline

#15 2005-09-06 08:42:49

lizdarryl
Member
Registered: 2005-08-30
Posts: 6

Re: Hi everyone!

:-) Primary teacher is Kindergarten to year 6.....Sorry guys, what country are you guys in?
I am in Australia here.....I didnt even think that grades etc are all called different things in different places.....

Offline

#16 2005-09-06 09:38:08

MathsIsFun
Administrator
Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,535

Re: Hi everyone!

There are people from about a dozen countries here! Doesn't matter, we all seem to get by. Isn't the internet a marvellous place?

But what years do you want to teach the most ?


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

Offline

#17 2005-09-06 12:53:10

kylekatarn
Member
Registered: 2005-07-24
Posts: 445

Re: Hi everyone!

lizdarryl wrote:

:-) Primary teacher is Kindergarten to year 6.....Sorry guys, what country are you guys in?
I am in Australia here.....I didnt even think that grades etc are all called different things in different places.....

That is a major problem I also have when speaking about school topics...


Here in Portugal we have:

     name                         duration
-----------------------------------------------

Ensino Primário                   until the age of 6 yrs
-----------------------------------------------
  Pré-Primária
(kindergarten)

Ensino Básico                     9 years
(don't know what you call it=P)
-----------------------------------------------
  1st year
  2nd year
  .
  .
  .
  9th year

Ensino Secundário                 3 years
(high school, I think)
-----------------------------------------------
  10th year
  11th year
  12th year

Ensino Superior                   4-5 years
(university)
-----------------------------------------------

Last edited by kylekatarn (2005-09-06 13:01:24)

Offline

#18 2005-09-06 20:00:00

insomnia
Real Member
Registered: 2005-03-23
Posts: 944

Re: Hi everyone!

In England we have

Nursery School: 0-4 (or 5)

Reception (Kindargarten): 5-6

Primary School (Year 1-6): 6-11

Secondary School (Year 7-11): 11-16


Friends are angels who lift our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly

Offline

#19 2005-09-06 20:13:02

justlookingforthemoment
Moderator
Registered: 2005-05-26
Posts: 2,161

Re: Hi everyone!

lizdarryl wrote:

:-) Primary teacher is Kindergarten to year 6.....Sorry guys, what country are you guys in?

Sorry if I asked the wrong thing - I meant, what will you teach? I am from Australia too.

Offline

#20 2005-09-06 20:49:31

MathsIsFun
Administrator
Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,535

Re: Hi everyone!

The Portuguese system sounds interesting. Helps to give Years 10,11 and 12 their special significance.


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

Offline

#21 2005-09-07 08:34:00

lizdarryl
Member
Registered: 2005-08-30
Posts: 6

Re: Hi everyone!

Wow, sorry about that justlookingforthemoment.....I would really like to teach either year 3 or Kinder.....I have done pracs with these classes and well kinder are just so adorable, and year 3 are past the smart alec stage but not complete angels but at the same time get down and do work if there is a proper system in place with structure and rules etc....
I really dont mind what years I teach as long as I have a beautiful class who I know will be trying at times no matter how old they are, but as long as I can teach them things and instill important values in their lives then I will be happy!

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB